Religion and Organisation

in European Judaism
Author:
Lionel Blue Leo Baeck College

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Abstract

This conference sermon delivered to the UK Reform Jewish movement (Reform Synagogues of Great Britain) in 1965 explored the challenges facing this growing religious organisation, ‘a worldly instrument to serve non-worldly purposes’. What are the traps that have to be recognized and avoided? Does God become the rationalization for our prejudices? How do we relate to issues in the Jewish and wider world? Inside the complex bureaucratic system, how do we find place for the freedom of religious experience?

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European Judaism

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