Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem

(1881-1983)
   American rabbi and founder of the Reconstructionist movement. He was born in Lithuania and at the age of nine emigrated with his family to the US. After his ordination he became rabbi of Kehillath Jeshurun synagogue in New York. In 1909 he became dean of the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. Later he taught homiletics, midrash and philosophy of religion at the seminary's rabbinical school. He developed a concept of Judaism known as Reconstructionism, and in accordance with his ideas in 1922 set up a congregation known as the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. He also established the Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation. His writings include Judaism as a Civilization, The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion and The Future of the American Jew.

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  • KAPLAN, MORDECAI MENAHEM — (1881–1983), rabbi, philosopher, educator, activist, and founder of the reconstructionist school of thought. Kaplan was born in Svencian, Lithuania. His father, Israel Kaplan, was a talmudic scholar who immigrated to the United States in 1888,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem — (1881–1983)    US rabbi and founder of Reconstructionist movement. Kaplan became associated with Conservative Judaism after an Orthodox upbringing. His radical philosophy of Judaism, Reconstructionism, was presented in his book Judaism as a… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem — born June 11, 1881, Švenc̣ionys, Lithu. died Nov. 8, 1983, New York, N.Y., U.S. Lithuanian born U.S. theologian. He came to the U.S. with his family in 1889. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, he later taught there for 50 years. In 1916 …   Universalium

  • Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem — (11 jun. 1881, Švenc̣ionys, Lituania–8 nov. 1983, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Teólogo estadounidense de origen lituano. Llegó a EE.UU. con su familia en 1889. Ordenado en el Jewish Theological Seminary (Seminario teológico judío), luego enseñó… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mordecai Kaplan — Mordecai Menahem Kaplan (11 juin 1881–8 novembre 1983) était rabbin et philosophe. Ses idées furent à la base du judaïsme reconstructionniste. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Évolution de sa théologie 3 …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Mordecai Kaplan — Rabbi Dr. Mordecai M. Kaplan Organisation Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Per …   Wikipedia

  • Kaplan — Vikar * * * Ka|plan [ka pla:n], der; s, Kapläne [ka plɛ:nə]: katholischer Geistlicher, der einem Pfarrer als Hilfe zugeteilt oder mit besonderen Aufgaben betraut ist. Syn.: geistlicher Herr (landsch.), geistlicher Würdenträger (geh.), ↑ Pfaffe… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kaplan — /kap leuhn/, n. Mordecai Menahem /mawr di kuy may neuh hem , meuh nah hem/, 1881 1983, U.S. religious leader and educator, born in Lithuania: founder of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism. * * * Kaplan [Kaplan] ; » ↑Stanley Kaplan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kaplan — /kap leuhn/, n. Mordecai Menahem /mawr di kuy may neuh hem , meuh nah hem/, 1881 1983, U.S. religious leader and educator, born in Lithuania: founder of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism. * * * …   Universalium

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