All Quiet on the Religious Front?

All Quiet on the Religious Front?

Jewish Unity, Denominationalism, and Postdenominationalism in the United States

Jewish Unity, Denominationalism, and Postdenominationalism in the United States
Jack Wertheimer

Wertheimer’s essay addresses interdenominational relations twenty years after religious polarization surfaced as an issue of great concern to Jewish leaders. Some predicted the disintegration of a unified Jewish people by the year 2000. Now, Wertheimer argues, intra-Jewish relations are much more civil though underlying tensions still exist. He asks what prompted this shift from discord to harmony, how American Jews deal with their religious differences, and whether the current state of affairs reflects a new harmony or a pragmatism that ignores major differences.

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