30. Traditional Judaism in the Twenty-First Century

  1. Alan T. Levenson
  1. Mark I. Dunaevsky1,2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch30

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

How to Cite

Dunaevsky, M. I. (2012) Traditional Judaism in the Twenty-First Century, in The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (ed A. T. Levenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch30

Editor Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Northwestern University, USA

  2. 2

    Brisk Rabbinical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

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Keywords:

  • traditional Judaism, twenty-first century;
  • traditional Judaism;
  • thought experiment;
  • mechitza, or women's gallery;
  • Modern Orthodox rabbis;
  • Modern Orthodoxy;
  • Union for Traditional Judaism;
  • Rabbi Halivni, recognized talmid chacham;
  • Chabad-Lubavitcher Hasidim;
  • Chabad movement's early days in America

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition: What Is Traditional?

  • A Thought Experiment

  • The Center Cannot Hold

  • I Ordained a Rabba, and (Almost) No One Cared

  • The Union for Traditional Judaism

  • Haredim: Men in Hats

  • And Then There's Chabad

  • Who Wins?

  • References