Judaism Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Judaism Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

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Judaism Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
  • What, and Who, is a Jewish Writer?

    For many decades, American Jewish authors have tried to untangle their two identities, reckoning with both Jewishness and Americanness in their writing. Joshua Cohen and Nicole Krauss, two prominent younger novelists who have emphasized Jewish themes in their books, will discuss how these identit...

  • Continuity Requires Religion: The Future of American Jewry

    How do we ensure that Judaism is carried on from generation to generation? In his recent article for the journal SAPIR, Rabbi Cosgrove identified a path forward aimed at reinvigorating a searching American Jewry. “It is only by way of mitzvot, the positive acts of Jewish identification, the langu...

  • Reform-Conservative-Orthodox Structures and Beyond

    Twentieth-century Jewish religious life was grounded in denomination-based congregations, providing a base for communal gathering and individual Jewish identity. However, recent studies point to an increasingly “post-denominational” future for American Jewry. Representing Reform, Conservative, an...

  • Digital Religion and the Synagogue

    The synagogue has long been the foundational center of American Jewish experience. Online access points were once seen as a helpful supplement to standard in-person gatherings. But since the onset of the pandemic, they have gone from a stopgap substitute to a key component of religious life. Lear...