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of the University of Judaism. More recently he was the founder
of the new Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has received
honorary degrees from a number of institutions of higher learn-
ing. A prolific writer, Dr. Kaplan is the author of numerous works
that have made a deep impact on American and world Jewry. I
mention a few:
A N ew Zionism, The Future of the American
Jew, Judaism in Transition , The Meaning of God in Modern
Jewish Relig ion
and, of course, the classic
Judaism as a Civili-
Ten years ago on the occasion of his 80th birthday, I wrote an
article entitled “The Writings of Mordecai M. Kaplan” which
was published in volume 19 of the
Jewish Book Annual.
In con-
eluding that article, I stated: “American Jewry has been blessed
with this great teacher, a guide to the perplexed of our times.
His prodigious literary output will serve to teach and to guide
Jews for generations to come ..