Jewish Identity GUESTS: Gabrielle Glaser/ Author, Strangers to the Tribe: Portraits of Interfaith Marriage (Houghton-Mifflin, September, 1997) Rabbi Yitzchok Alderstein/ Director, Jewish Studies Institute at Yeshiva of Los Angeles; Adjunct Professor of Jewish Law, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles Martin Marty/ Professor of Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School Orthodox Jews make up only seven percent of an estimated 5.5 million American Jews, but recent divisions within the movement have caused concern in the Jewish community. More and more Orthodox Jews are taking a rigorously traditional approach to the religion, leaving relations with more moderate worshippers strained, and causing division among Orthodox groups themselves. On the next Talk of the Nation, Melinda Penkava and guests discuss whether it's possible to sustain strict religious laws in modern times, why some religions are becoming more conservative, and the long-term effects of religious division.
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Jewish Identity

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Jewish Identity

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Jewish Identity

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GUESTS: Gabrielle Glaser/ Author, Strangers to the Tribe: Portraits of Interfaith Marriage (Houghton-Mifflin, September, 1997) Rabbi Yitzchok Alderstein/ Director, Jewish Studies Institute at Yeshiva of Los Angeles; Adjunct Professor of Jewish Law, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles Martin Marty/ Professor of Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School Orthodox Jews make up only seven percent of an estimated 5.5 million American Jews, but recent divisions within the movement have caused concern in the Jewish community. More and more Orthodox Jews are taking a rigorously traditional approach to the religion, leaving relations with more moderate worshippers strained, and causing division among Orthodox groups themselves. On the next Talk of the Nation, Melinda Penkava and guests discuss whether it's possible to sustain strict religious laws in modern times, why some religions are becoming more conservative, and the long-term effects of religious division.