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Clifton Harby Levy and the Spiritual Reeducation of American Jews

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195044002.003.0006
Clifton Harby Levy and the Spiritual Reeducation of American Jews

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Reform rabbi Clifton Harby Levy believes that rabbis have insufficient spiritual training and thus, are unable to revitalize the religious consciousness of American Jews. He urged that worship services emphasize God’s immanence and the importance of personal prayer. Rather than abandoning the synagogue, he advocated the spiritual reeducation of both rabbis and laity through a system and method he called Jewish Science.

Keywords: Clifton Harby Levy; Jewish Science; American Jews

Chapter.  12455 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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