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Judaism faces the twentieth century : a biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan

Author: Mel Scult
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1993.
Series: American Jewish civilization series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mel Scult's detailed biography traces the personalities, issues, and institutions that shaped and were shaped by Kaplan.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mordecai Menahem Kaplan; Mordecai Menahem Kaplan; Mordecai M Kaplan; Mordecai M Kaplan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mel Scult
ISBN: 0814322794 9780814322796 0814322808 9780814322802
OCLC Number: 27264641
Description: 433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Motl to Maurice to Mordecai --
Beginnings: Graduate School and the First Pulpit --
Mixed Emotions: Felix Adler and Moshe Sebulun Margolies --
The Public Arena: Schechter and Benderly --
Into the Community: The 92nd Street Y and Collective Consciousness --
The Quest for Community: The Jewish Center --
A New Denomination: The Society for Jewish Renascence --
The World as Classroom: The Jewish Theological Seminary --
Torah and Salvation: Interpreting the Bible --
The Centrality of Ethics: The Society for the Advancement of Judaism --
Spiritualized Intelligence: Living and Praying at the SAJ --
Religious Nationalism: Weizmann and the Zionist Organization of America --
The Climax: Judaism as a Civilization and After.
Series Title: American Jewish civilization series.
Responsibility: Mel Scult.

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This critical examination of the life of Mordecai Kaplan is based on Kaplan's unpublished 27-volume diary, thousands of personal letters, sermons, and Scult's own long-term relationship with Kaplan.  Read more...

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