The Emergence of Conservative Judaism: The...

The book begins with description of the early decades of the past century, when American Judaism was still the expression of a religiously united community, and then probes the tensions and new forms of Jewish institutional and personal practice as they resulted from the needs of Jewish experience and from contact with American tradition, ideas and events.

viii stimulation of colleagues and students who, for the most part, approach this subject from without, helped me to achieve greater perspective than I might otherwise have hoped tor. In Jerusalem, too, I have been able to benefit from a measure of distance from my subject, indispensable to any scientific inquiry. It is good to be able to express gratitude to those whose help has been unfailing. I have learned about the origins of the Conservative Movement, not only at the study table in libraries, but also from the insights of teachers, associates and students at the Seminary, colleagues in the Rabbinical Assembly, and from working with laymen in many of the con-gregations throughout the United States and Canada which constitute the United Synagogue of America. I am indebted to teachers, colleagues and friends: most particularly to my masters and teachers at the Seminary, Pro-fessors Louis Finkelstein, Mordecai M. Kaplan and Saul Lie-berman for their continuing counsel; to Professors Ben Zion Dinur of the Hebrew University and Salo W. Baron of Co-lumbia University, who first guided me into my chosen field of research and then received me as their colleague; to Pro-fessor Jacob R. Marcus of the Hebrew Union College, who taught me through his own writings and his critical analyses of the manuscripts I submitted to him; to Professor Allan Nevins, of Columbia University and the Huntington Library, whose learning and friendship are an inspiring influence; to Dr. Solomon Grayzel, editor of the Jewish Publication Socie-ty, who encouraged me to undertake this new work and gave freely of his time and effort much beyond the requirements of editorial responsibility; to Dr. Jacob J. Neusner, younger colleague and friend, from whose invaluable comments on style and content I have benefited greatly. I wish especially to acknowledge the generous help of Dr. Michael Wyschogrod of Hunter College. Miss Francine Schnitzer proved to be an able and assiduous research as-sistant. Checking of references was a complex overseas as-signment, involving requests from Jerusalem to New York, and the assistance of Drs. Gladys Rosen and Lloyd Gartner PREFACE   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

The Emergence of Conservative Judaism: The Historical School in 19th Century America


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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PagePrefaceContentsList of IllustrationsThe Emergence of Conservative JudaismIntroduction (The Historical School in Nineteenth-Century America)Part I (Pioneer Efforts (1840—1870))Part II (New Alignments (1870–1886))Part III (Organizing The Historical School 1886–1902)APPENDICESAppendix A (Biographical Sketches)AARON (ALBERT SIEGFRIED) BETTELHEIMJOSEPH BLUMENTHALJONAS BONDILEWIS N. DEMBITZBERNARD DRACHMANMOSES AARON DROPSIEHENRY HOCHHEIMERSAMUEL MYER ISAACSMARCUS JASTROWALEXANDER KOHUTISAAC LEESERFREDERICK DE SOLA MENDESHENRY PEREIRA MENDESSABATO MORAISMORRIS RAPHALLSOLOMON SOLIS-COHENBENJAMIN SZOLDMAYER SULZBERGERAARON WISEAppendix B (Supplementary Documents)PLAN OF A JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETYUNION FOR THE SAKE OF JUDAISMPREAMBLEPLANArticle I (The Ecclesiastical Authority)Section 1.Sect. 2.Sect. 3.Sect. 4.Sect. 5.Sect. 6.Sect. 7.Sect. 8.Sect. 9.Sect. 10.Sect. 11.Sect. 12.Sect. 13.Sect. 14.Sect. 15.Article II (The Schools)Section 1.Sect. 2.Sect. 3.Sect. 4.Sect. 5.Sect. 6.Sect. 7.Sect. 8.Article III (The Union)Section 1.Sect. 2.Sect. 3.Sect. 4.Sect. 5.Sect. 6.Sect. 7.Sect. 8.Sect. 9.Sect. 10.Sect. 11.Sect. 12.Sect. 13.Sect. 14.Sect. 15.Sect. 16.MAIMONIDES COLLEGEBOARD OF DELEGATES OF AMERICAN ISRAELITES, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEFacultyCollegiate Course.Admission of Students.Tuition Fees.Scholarships.Opening of the College.THE BOARD OF DELEGATESSketch of what its Constitution ought to be. by Mayer SulzbergerCONSTITUTION.Article I.—NameSec. 1.Article II.—OrganizationSec. 1.Sec. 2.Sec. 3.Sec. 4.Sec. 5.Sec. 6.Sec. 7.Article III.—MeetingsSec. 1.Sec. 2.Sec. 3.Article IV.—PowersSec. 1.Sec. 2.Sec. 3.Sec. 4.Sec. 5.Sec. 6.Sec. 7.Sec. 8.Sec. 9.Sec. 10.Article V.—AmendmentsArticle VI.—OfficersSec. 1.Sec. 2.Sec. 3.Article VII.—RevenueSec. 1.Sec. 2.CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF THE “JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ASSOCIATION”PLAN OF ACTION ADOPTED BY THE CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE JEWISH ALLIANCE OF AMERICA WITH REGARD TO RUSSIAN-JEWISH IMMIGRATIONPLAN OF DISTRIBUTIONSection I.Section II.Section III.Section IV.Section V.Section VI.Section VII.Section VIII.THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICAAbbreviationsNotesINTRODUCTIONPART I: CHAPTER ONEPART I: CHAPTER TWOPART I: CHAPTER THREEPART I: CHAPTER FOURPART II: CHAPTER ONEPART II: CHAPTER TWOPART TWO: CHAPTER THREEPART III: CHAPTER ONEPART III: CHAPTER TWOPART III: CHAPTER THREEBIBLIOGRAPHYI. PRIMARY SOURCESA. Manuscript Material: Minute Books and Miscellaneous Documents.B. Periodicals.C. Books and Articles.II. SECONDARY SOURCESINDEXThe Jacob R. Schiff Library Of Jewish Contributions to American CivilizationIllustrations
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