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Rupture and Reconstruction The Transformation of Modern Orthodoxy

Author: Haym Soloveitchik
Publisher: 4 Cambridge Street, Liverpool L69 7ZU Liverpool University Press 2021
Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The essay that forms the core of this book is an attempt to understand the developments that have occurred in Orthodox Jewry in America in the last seventy years, and to analyse their implications. The prime change is what is often described as 'the swing to the right', a marked increase in ritual stringency, a rupture in patterns of behaviour that has had major consequences not only for Jewish society but also for  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haym Soloveitchik
ISBN: 9781800857865 1800857861
OCLC Number: 1322067205
Description: Online resource (149 pages).
Contents: PrefaceRupture and Reconstruction ClarificationsAfterword
Series Title: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
Responsibility: Soloveitchik, Haym.

Abstract:

The essay that forms the core of this book is an attempt to understand the developments that have occurred in Orthodox Jewry in America in the last seventy years, and to analyse their implications. The prime change is what is often described as 'the swing to the right', a marked increase in ritual stringency, a rupture in patterns of behaviour that has had major consequences not only for Jewish society but also for the nature of Jewish spirituality. For Haym Soloveitchik, the key feature at the root of this change is that, as a result of migration to the 'New Worlds' of England, the US, and Israel and acculturation to its new surroundings, American Jewry--indeed, much of the Jewish world-- had to reconstruct religious practice from normative texts: observance could no longer be transmitted mimetically, on the basis of practices observed in home and street. In consequence, behaviour once governed by habit is now governed by rule. This new edition allows the author to deal with criticis...

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'One of the most influential essays in the past thirty years [...] As an account of the development of what we know as right-wing Orthodoxy, Soloveitchik's is compact and cogent. And some of his Read more...

 
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