A New Approach to Jewish Life.

"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.

KAPLAN, Mordecai M.


Item Number: 677

New York: Hartmore House, 1973.

First edition of the early writings of one of the most influential philosophers in twentieth 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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