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Judaism as a civilization

toward a reconstruction of American-Jewish life

by Mordecai Menahem Kaplan

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Published by Jewish Publication Society of America, Reconstruction Press in Philadelphia, New York .
Written in English

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  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Reconstructionist Judaism.,
    • Judaism -- United States.,
    • Jews -- United States -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMordecai M. Kaplan ; introduction by Arthur Hertzberg.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBM197.7 .K26 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxxv, 601 p. ;
      Number of Pages601
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4260419M
      ISBN 10082760193X, 0827601948
      LC Control Number81006057


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