Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History

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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.27 inches | 1.81 pounds

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About the Author
Zev Eleff is the chief academic officer of the Hebrew Theological College, Chicago. He is the author of five books, including Living from Convention to Convention: A History of the NCSY, 1954-1980, and editor of Mentor of Generations: Reflections on Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. He has also authored more than thirty scholarly articles. Jacob J. Schacter is University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, New York.
"With the consistent integration of several points of view regarding many of the issues addressed, Modern Orthodox Judaism's readers are able to appreciate the complexity of these issues and the earnestness of purpose of those grappling with them."--Yaakov Bieler, Jewish Book Council
"Modern Orthodox Judaism stands an as an exemplary book and should be widely employed and consulted by scholars and students of American Judaism and American religion."--David Ellenson, American Jewish History
"An outstanding contribution to the study of our community."--Leonard Matanky, Jewish Action
"Modern Orthodox Judaism incorporates and annotates samplings of many of the most significant writings from the quills, pens, typewriters, word processors, computers, and ipads of the movers and shakers who articulated and shaped an ever-changing modern Orthodoxy, in each generation and into the future."--Aaron I. Reichel, Review of Rabbinic Judaism
"Eleff has provided a useful compendium for those interested in American Orthodoxy."--Samuel Heilman, American Jewish Archives Journal
"According to demographic projections, within two generations the majority of American Jews will be Orthodox, for the first time in nearly 150 years. How large a part of that community will be "modern"? And in what sense? In charting Modern Orthodoxy's past and present, Eleff has given us tools that may help us foresee its future."--Daniel Ross Goodman, Jewish Review of Books
"This valuable documentary history fills a real need for anyone interested in both the social and intellectual aspects of the Jewish religious movement known by many as Modern Orthodox Judaism. The volume shows sensitivity to the history of the movement and the dynamics of its change over time. It highlights public aspects of the movement as it responded to and participated in such epochal happenings as the Holocaust, the rise of Zionism, and the establishment of the State of Israel while not neglecting more internal questions of religious doctrine and practice such as the Jewish family and the role of feminism in traditionalist Judaism."--David B. Starr, Religious Studies Review
"This is an original volume with enduring value. . . . Even in fifty to one hundred years, anyone studying Modern Orthodoxy will want to have access to the sources reproduced in this work."--Adam S. Ferziger, professor at Bar-Ilan University and author of Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism
-- (9/15/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"A pathbreaking documentary history of Modern Orthodoxy in America. There is nothing like it. The documents are well chosen and many will be new--even to scholars."--Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University -- (9/15/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Dr. Eleff's volume enables readers to grapple with the complex issues of identity and ideology, religious practice and social behavior, rootedness in tradition and openness to new ways of thinking and acting that define Modern Orthodoxy."--Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University
-- (9/15/2015 12:00:00 AM)