The Jewish Revival in America, II: Its Religious Side

Glazer, Nathan. "The Jewish Revival in America, II: Its Religious Side." Commentary, January, 1956.

Excerpt: Last month we described the various pressures and patterns that have led to larger and larger numbers of American Jews joining religious institutions. More Jewish children today attend Jewish religious school, more Jewish adults today are members of synagogues. At various points, we were brought to the brink of a discussion of the problem of religious sentiments and beliefs where we would have had to ask why parents have sent their children to religious schools, and why they themselves have joined synagogues.