Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of the Reconstructionist movement, has been highly influential on American Jewish society with his ideas and works. Kaplan observed that modernism caused a fragmentation in Jewish life and endeavored to make Judaism more meaningful for modern Jews by reconstructing it. To this end, in his book called Judaism as a Civilization, Kaplan not only offered a comprehensive reconstructing program to revive American Jewish life, but also provided an impressive analysis of the challenges which the new generation of Jews were facing. In this book, Kaplan redefined Judaism as an evolving civilization and developed a different interpretation of religion within Judaism. Many concepts of Kaplan such as synagogue center and bat mitzvah ceremony, have been accepted by the majority of American Jews. Kaplan has also pioneered many innovations within the American Jewish community that will take place towards women’s rights and gender equality, through the Restructuring movement.
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||31 Aralık 2019|
|Başvuru Tarihi||4 Aralık 2019|
|Kabul Tarihi||16 Aralık 2019|
|Yayınlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2019, Cilt 1, Sayı 2|