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Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Chaim I. Waxman


The author of this book is one of the keenest observers of American Jewish society. In illustration of how Orthodoxy is adapting to modernity, the author presents a detailed discussion of halakhic developments, particularly regarding women's greater participation in ritual practices and other areas of communal life. The book shows that the direction of change is not uniform: there is both greater stringency and greater leniency, and it discusses the many reasons for this, both in the Jewish community and in the wider society. Relations between the various sectors of American Orthodoxy over the ... More

Keywords: American Jewish society, Orthodox Judaism, halakhic developments, women's roles, communal life, Jewish ritual practice, Jewish community, American Orthodoxy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764845
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chaim I. Waxman, author