"We often fail to grasp the seriousness of the menace to the jewish heritage involved in the modern ideology": First Edition of Mordecai Kaplan's A New Approach to Jewish Life; Inscribed by Him

  • A New Approach to Jewish Life.

A New Approach to Jewish Life.


Item Number: 677

New York: Hartmore House, 1973.

First edition of the early writings of one of the most influential philosophers of 20th-century American Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author, “To Mariam Greenberg, the lady with a new heart and a new spirit, Mordecai M. Kaplan.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear.

Rabbi Mordecai Menahem Kaplan co-founded the Reconstructionist Judaism movement with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein in the late 1920’s. The modern Jewish movement views Judaism as a progressively evolving civilization and treats the collective body of Jewish law as a non-binding cultural remnant, holding contemporary Western secular morality over traditional Jewish law and theology.

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