Between the Undying Authoritarianism and the Unborn Democracy: Communal Organization in Ashkenazi Mexico -- 1997-1998
- Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
- University of Nebraska Press
- Volume 19, Number 3, Spring 2001
- pp. 100-106
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The article describes the latest structural changes that the Mexican Ashkenazi communal leaders have undertaken. It describes the interplay of religious and lay leaders in effecting essential changes within the community. At the same time, the political and philosophical implications of the choices taken by this leadership and the passivity of its constituency are brought to the fore in an attempt to highlight the enormously important consequences that specific voluntary living arrangements carry with themselves.