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Solomon Schechter and the Charismatic Bond

Michael R. Cohen

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on events following Solomon Schechter's arrival in America in 1902. Schechter was recruited to transform the struggling Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) into a ... More


The Diaries and Their Research

Michal Oron

in Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the description of Samuel Falk's diary that is in an article by the scholar Adolf Neubauer published in the Jewish Chronicle. It mentions Solomon Schechter, a tutor in ... More


The Schechter Decision and the Lingering Effects of the NIRA

Jason E. Taylor

in Deconstructing the Monolith: The Microeconomics of the National Industrial Recovery Act

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226603308
eISBN:
9780226603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603445.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

While the implementation of the NIRA wage and hour provisions in the summer of 1933 had dramatic effects upon workweeks and average hourly earnings, the Schechter decision of May 1935 brought no ... More


Teaching Leadership through Town Meeting

Jay Dewey

in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities: A Reconsideration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113744
eISBN:
9781800340770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses leadership training in Schechter Regional High School. In 2003, the school opened with the specific aims of developing individual accomplishment, Jewish commitment, and ... More


The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Michael Cohen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Solomon Schechter (1847–1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return ... More


Introduction

Michael R. Cohen

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to explain the emergence of Conservative Judaism as the third movement in American Jewish life, after Orthodox and Reform, in the ... More


The United Synagogue and the Transition to Postcharismatic Authority

Michael R. Cohen

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Solomon Schechter's efforts to turn his vision of a united American Jewry into reality. In 1912 Schechter was resigned to the fact that his vision for American Judaism was ... More


A “Heretic,” a “Maverick,” and the Challenge to Inclusivity

Michael R. Cohen

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

From 1913–1918, the United Synagogue of America remained staunchly committed to diversity. Its members overlooked their vast differences, choosing instead to work together to implement Schechter's ... More


On the Brink of Irrelevance

Michael R. Cohen

in The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156356
eISBN:
9780231526777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156356.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by Schechter's disciples in the 1920s. Among these was increased marginalization by modern Orthodox rabbis in the Orthodox Union (OU) and by fervently ... More


Marginal No More (Jews and Catholics)

Mark A. Noll

in America's Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794-1911

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197623466
eISBN:
9780197623497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197623466.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By the 1870s and 1880s, Jewish and Catholic approaches to understanding Scripture became ever better established. Both groups continued to protest against the persistence of “nonsectarian” readings ... More


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