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Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Modern Orthodoxy

Haym Soloveitchik


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 the book's author, the key feature at the root of this change is that, as a result of migration to the ‘New Worlds’ of England, the United Sta ... More

Keywords: Orthodox Jewry, Jewish society, Jewish spirituality, American Jewry, Jewish ritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764388
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764388.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Haym Soloveitchik, author
Yeshiva University

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