Judaism as a Civilization in developing the teaching of Mordecai Kaplan
What are the main factors that determine the unique phenomenon of survival of the Jewish people ? Prominent American Jewish scholar XX century M. Kaplan believes that modern Judaism is an evolving civilization , which is based on the enduring values of religion, Judaism, which was not wearing firmed in nature, but has evolved into an ever-changing world.
" M. Kaplan was looking for a way to reconcile Judaism with the spirit and the American experience . As a rabbi , scholar and public figure, he was ahead in the creation of new forms of Jewish life in all its diversity , and this boldly walked to review decrepit ideas , no matter how old the authority they were not sanctified . "
Mel Skalt , Professor. Brooklyn College , New York.
" Kaplan defines Judaism as a civilization , a dynamic and evolving , which is at the core of religion , but which includes also those of its integral parts, such as history and literature, folk music and dances , customs, folklore ... everything rests on what being a nation. That Judaism is not static , but is capable of change and evolution. "
Emanuel Goldsmith , professor. Queens College , New York
" Judaism as a Civilization " by M. Kaplan belongs to the great tradition that stems from Philo , Maimonides and Mendelssohn. This fundamental work of temperament and learning Lithuanian rabbi allied with the dominant philosophy in the United States of American pragmatism . "
Arthur Hertzberg , a Jewish historian and public figure , USA
Table of Contents
Preface Russian translation
CHAPTER 1.About JEWISH NATION
CHAPTER 2.New Zionism
CHAPTER 3.IUDAIZM - DEVELOPING RELIGIOUS CIVILIZATION .
CHAPTER 4.NOVY APPROACH TO RELIGION
CHAPTER 5.IUDAIZM AND ETHICS
CHAPTER 6.ESTETIKA to Judaism
CHAPTER 7.EVREYSKOE EDUCATION
CHAPTER 8.O religious rituals