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Richard I. Cohen

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190912628

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190912628.001.0001

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Adam Ferziger, Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015. xii + 352 pp.

Adam Ferziger, Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015. xii + 352 pp.

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Adam Ferziger, Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015. xii + 352 pp.
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Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society
Author(s):
Richard I. Cohen
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0042

This chapter reviews the book Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism (2015), by Adam Ferziger. In Beyond Sectarianism, Ferziger chronicles the evolution of American Jewish Orthodoxy during the last seventy-five years. He begins with stating the fact that Orthodox affiliations today are voluntary, emerging out of choices made in the modern world. Although Ferziger necessarily talks about early settlers who brought Orthodoxy to America, American Orthodoxy traces its roots to those who came as refugees from persecutions. Those Orthodox Jews have become divided into two main groups: those who embrace insularity and a mono-culture, distancing themselves from mainstream society, versus those who seek to become integrated, albeit not at the cost of relinquishing their (often contradictory) commitments to Orthodoxy. Ferziger’s goal is to point out the signs foreshadowing the current crisis of Modern Orthodoxy.

Keywords:   Beyond Sectarianism, American Orthodox Judaism, Adam Ferziger, Orthodox Jews, Modern Orthodoxy

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