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by Michael A. Meyer

  • ISBN: 0814325556
  • Author: Michael A. Meyer
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 512
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press (April 1, 1995)
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  • Category: Spirituality
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Michael Meyer's clear-eyed history of the Reform (. Progressive') movement should be read by anyone who wants to understand the current fragmented condition of modern Jewry

Michael Meyer's clear-eyed history of the Reform (. Progressive') movement should be read by anyone who wants to understand the current fragmented condition of modern Jewry. Meyer makes eminently clear that it is the Reformers who departed from the traditional faith of Judaism and thereby founded a new religion at odds with (what they came to call) Orthodoxy

The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years.

The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years. It introduced new theological conceptions and innovations in liturgy and religious practice that affected millions of Jews, first in central and Western Europe and later in the United States. Today Reform Judaism is one of the three major branches of Jewish faith.

Michael Albert Meyer (born 1937) is an American historian of modern Jewish history. National Jewish Book Award in Jewish History - 1989 (Response to Modernity: A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism)

Michael Albert Meyer (born 1937) is an American historian of modern Jewish history. He taught for over 50 years at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. National Jewish Book Award in Jewish History - 1989 (Response to Modernity: A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism). National Foundation for Jewish Culture's Scholarship Award in Historical Studies - 1996. National Jewish Book Award in Jewish History - 1997 (German-Jewish history in modern times, volume 2 : Emancipation and acculturation, 1780-1871). Member, Ne'eman Commission on Jewish Religious Pluralism in Israel - 1997.

The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish . Includes bibliographical references and index.

The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years

The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years. Bringing to life the ideas, issues, and personalities that have helped to shape modern Jewry, Response to Modernity offers a comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform movement.

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Response to Modernity: A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism. The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years. Additional Information. Response to Modernity: A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism.

Michael Stanislawski (a1). Columbia University, New York, . Today Reform Judaism is one of the three major branches of Jewish faith

Meyer, Michael A. Bibliographic Citation. Judaism Within Modernity: Essays on Jewish History and Religion . Meyer, Michael A. (2001). Related Items in Google Scholar.

Meyer, Michael A. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

The movement for religious reform in modern Judaism represents one of the most significant phenomena in Jewish history during the last two hundred years. It introduced new theological conceptions and innovations in liturgy and religious practice that affected millions of Jews, first in central and Western Europe and later in the United States.Today Reform Judaism is one of the three major branches of Jewish faith. Bringing to life the ideas, issues, and personalities that have helped to shape modern Jewry, Response to Modernity offers a comprehensive and balanced history of the Reform Movement, tracing its changing configuration and self-understanding from the beginnings of modernization in late 18th century Jewish thought and practice through Reform's American renewal in the 1970s.

Comments (7)

Bladecliff
This book is a great overview of the history of progressive Judaism. A great book that I definitely recommend to anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with this topic
Mr_Mole
Excellent history of evolution of Reform Judaism from Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment) to mid_20th century, but is dense and not an easy read. Because the topic is important to me, I read in 20-30 page doses. Can't say how you'll feel, but I didn't want to read on without some time to reflect.
Breder
There is a lot of research that went into this book. I feel that this book provides a nice overview.

However, at times, I was frustrated. I wanted more detail and historical background.

Overall, this is a nice contribution. I would definitely recommend it as an introductory book to this topic.
Uste
This book is the single best resource for the history of the Reform Movement. Dr. Meyer writes as he speaks; engaging and thorough.
Taur
As a committed Progressive Jew who fluctuates between Reform and Reconstructionist affiliation, I was glad to stumble upon Michael Meyer's excellent history of the Reform Movement. Meyer traces the development of Reform from the early years in Hamburg and Berlin to recent decisions made the Central Conference of American Rabbis. In so doing, he explodes a number of horrific myths that Orthodox "Judaism" lobs at Reform: that significant numbers of Reform congregations shifted their main day of worship to Sunday; that the movement is simply "watered down" Judaism; that Reform Jews are simply "lapsed" Jews who would be Orthodox if they didn't find it difficult or knew more about Judaism. Meyer also shows that, just as there are and have been important movements and currents within "Orthodoxy", there were and are many different movements and currents within Reform. The discussions of the movement's growth and foment on German soil, and the transfer of that foment to the United States, are particularly enlightening.
Arcanescar
Michael Meyer's clear-eyed history of the Reform (a.k.a. 'Progressive') movement should be read by anyone who wants to understand the current fragmented condition of modern Jewry. Meyer makes eminently clear that it is the Reformers who departed from the traditional faith of Judaism and thereby founded a new religion at odds with (what they came to call) Orthodoxy. (Meyer himself is clearly favourable toward this approach, but he is at least unblinkingly honest about it.) Anyone affiliated with Reform or Progressive 'Judaism' who has not read Meyer's careful and thorough historical exposition probably does not understand the real foundations of his or her own movement.
Maridor
It's the best history of Reform Judaism ever written. In addition Michael Meyer writes clearly and with precision. His knowledge of the topic is unparallelled.

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