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Unformatted text preview: For example, Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath, a day of rest, but it is an ordinary workday in American culture. Moreover, it is difficult for a business person to pray three times a day and remain faithful to Jewish dietary laws and other Jewish principles. A noted Jewish professional of the time, Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, once remarked that "the economic factor makes even the distinctive religious expression of Jewish life, particularly Sabbath observance, very difficult." To resolve this religious versus economic conflict, many Orthodox Jews believed that, in order to ensure that their children were not completely secularized, they would have to make some changes in their daily lives. They saw their children, raised in the United States, wandering away from Jewish practice and observance, ashamed of their parents with their foreign accents and clothing, their...
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- Fall '11
- The Chosen