An Ethnographic Study of an American Conservative Synagogue, Volume 24

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Edwin Mellen Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Religion - 313 pages
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This is an ethnographic analysis of a Conservative Jewish synagogue in a southern New England suburb. Martin Laskin's work follows the participant-observer model and, at the same time, it is a contribution to the field as a study of a mainstream Jewish congregation with a pluralistic orientation. His account of the ways in which his congregation seeks to minister to members with a wide variety of interests and concerns indicates that Conservative Judaism faces the same set of pressures from the secular world as mainstrem Christian bodies, and uses similar strategies of respond.

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Contents

Chapter One History Of The Conservative
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Chapter Two Social History Of The Jews Of
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Chapter Four Alternative Involvements At The
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