The Creation of a Movement

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195044003
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835485 | DOI:
The Creation of a Movement

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Morris Lichtenstein viewed Jewish Science as a means to turn American Jews away from Christian Science while revitalizing their spiritual lives. He assumed leadership of the Society of Applied Judaism which he transformed into a society that disseminated his own ideas. He sought to form a movement that promoted an understanding of Judaism as a personal and practical religion concerned with the physical and spiritual well-being of American Jews.

Keywords: Morris Lichtenstein; Jewish Science; American Jews; Society of Applied Judaism; Christian Science

Chapter.  9819 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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