By Abraham J. Karp
Jews have traditionally lived inside of a paradox of religion and worry: religion that they're an everlasting humans and worry that their iteration could be the final. within the usa, the Jewish group has confronted to a heightened measure the iconic query of id and assimilation: How does the Jewish neighborhood during this unfastened, open, pluralistic society notice or create factors-both ideological and existential-that make staff survival worthwhile to the bigger society and profitable to the person Jew?
Abraham J. Karp's Jewish Continuity in the United States makes a speciality of the 3 significant assets of yank Judaism's carrying on with energy: the synagogue, the rabbinate, and Jewish non secular pluralism. fairly illuminating is Karp's exam of the coexistence and unity-in-diversity of yank non secular Jewry's 3 divisions-Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative-and of the way this Jewish spiritual pluralism suits into the bigger photo of yank spiritual pluralism.
Informing the bigger firm via sharp and entire delineation of discrete endeavors, the essays accrued in Jewish Continuity in America-some already said as classics, a few showing right here for the 1st time-describe inventive person and communal responses to the problem of Jewish survival. because the name indicates, this booklet argues that continuity in a unfastened and open society calls for a excessive order of creativity, a creativity that, to be achievable, needs to be anchored in associations completely pledged to continuity.
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Jewish Continuity in America: Creative Survival in a Free Society (Judaic Studies Series) by Abraham J. Karp