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Religion Is What We Do With Our Solitariness (Whitehead) (Kaplan)

Mordecai Kaplan may have misunderstood what Whitehead meant by defining religion as that which “the individual does with his own solitariness” (Whitehead, Religion in the Making, p.16). For Kaplan, religion is primarily “social.” But I think he overlooked the phenomenon of … Continue reading

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Notes from Mordecai Kaplan Conference at Georgetown (2014)

Back from “Architect of the Jewish Future: A Conference on the Life, Work, and Legacy of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan.” The conference was skillfully put together by The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, the Department of Jewish Studies at … Continue reading

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(Conference) Mordecai Kaplan Architect (Georgetown University)

http://pjc.georgetown.edu/document/1242816466979/Kaplan+Conference+-+Online+Program.pdf

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An (American) Philosophy (In the Car) With (John Dewey & Mel Scult)

One last little bit from Mel Scult’s The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan. This one is about pragmatist philosopher John Dewey. “Experience” is “like driving a car. When we drive, there is a constant interaction with our envirponment … Continue reading

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An (American) Jewish Philosophy (Mordecai Kaplan) (Mel Scult)

This will be my final post about Mordecai Kaplan and Mel Scult’s book The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan. My last post about Kaplan was critical, but I wanted to end these reflections on a more upbeat and … Continue reading

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Mordecai Kaplan – Critical Remarks (Reading Mel Scult)

As I think I have said more than once of late in previous posts, reading Mel Scult’s The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan has sharpened my appreciation for Kaplan as a thinker. Mel has given us to understand … Continue reading

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Self & God (Mel Scult) (The American Judaism of Mordecai Kaplan)

I’m going to mark Mel Scult’s recent book, The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan as one of the most important books in modern Jewish philosophy that I’ve read in a long time. In re-introducing us to Mordecai Kaplan, Mel … Continue reading

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