Modern Jewish Denominationalism

Moses Sofer

Austro-Hungarian rabbi who fought against the influence of Reform.

Humanistic Judaism

The origins of a small Jewish movement that embraces a cultural identity while rejecting a belief in God.

The Pittsburgh Platform, 1885

Principles of Reform Judaism: A primary historical document

Samson Raphael Hirsch: The Father of Neo-Orthodoxy

The 19th-century rabbi who shaped a modern Orthodox community in bridging traditional practice and Enlightenment thinking.

A Short History of Orthodox Judaism in America

A history from colonial times to World War II.

Orthodox Judaism

An introduction to the roots and wings of Judaism's most traditional branch.

Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900)

The architect of American Reform Judaism

Women Rabbis: A History of the Struggle for Ordination

While the Reform movement was theoretically in favor of women's ordination as far back as 1922, it was not until 50 years later that the first women was ordained as a rabbi in North America.

Reconstructionist Judaism: The Fourth Denomination

The smallest of the four main branches of American Judaism, this movement originated in the philosophy of Mordecai Kaplan.

Who Was Solomon Schechter?

The namesake for the Conservative day school network was a key scholar who became president of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.