Religion: The New Jewish Press

Israel ignores her poor. Jewish women are robots. Reform Jews are rubber-stamp leftists. Synagogues are sterile shells. These outspoken, sometimes outrageous statements are not the howls of angry Gentiles or even anti-Semitic Jews. They are the assertions of new voices in a combative array of Jewish magazines and newspapers that are blooming across the U.S. like kibbutzim in the desert. Some 50 publications with a combined press run of 400,000 now heckle Establishment Judaism from California to New York, even in such unlikely places as Norman, Okla., and Albuquerque, N. Mex.

The great majority of the new journals are campus or community...

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