The Jewish Revival in America: I: A Sociologist’s Report

Glazer, Nathan. "The Jewish Revival in America: I: A Sociologist's Report." Commentary, 1955.

Excerpt: This is the first of two essays on American Jewry’s present religious revival, based on a series of lectures delivered by the author this past spring at the University of Chicago under the auspices of the Walgreen Foundation. The most striking development of the last fifteen years in American Jewish life has been the “Jewish revival.” One hesitates to call it a “revival of Judaism,” for if one were to apply the touchstones of Judaism as a religion to the practices and beliefs of American Jews, we should find little to justify any talk about a revival of religion…