So the elder Jews established for their offspring the Young Israel movement

So the elder Jews established for their offspring the Young Israel movement

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So the elder Jews established for their offspring the Young Israel movement, which began on the  Lower East Side in 1912 with a mission to help young Jews feel completely American while  remaining faithful to Judaism. Young Israel built a microcosm of the larger American society. Through  the years, it developed Boy Scout troops, athletic leagues, and sisterhoods, and it established an  employment service to assist Sabbath-observing Jews find employment when discrimination against  Jews in employment was legal and widespread. The Young Israel movement was one of the foundations of the Modern Orthodox movement in the  United States during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Its various positions on such things as spiritual  and secular matters are embraced by David and Reuven Malter in Potok's  The Chosen .
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