many Jews of later generations. "Perhaps we can see in him," writes Yovel, "the first 'secular Jew' at a time when this category did not exist." There is no longer one norm of Jewish existence, he adds, no single con~pulsory model: Judaism today is determined the way Jews live it.
"Religion and the American Future" by Peter L. Berger, in New Oxford Review (Nov. 19771, 6013 Lawton Ave., Oakland, Calif. 94618.
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