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Question 1: Mordecai Menahem Kaplan (June 11, 1881, Švenčionys – November 8, 1983, ________) was a rabbi and essayist and the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism.
New York metropolitan areaNew York CityManhattanBrooklyn

Question 2: His central idea of understanding Judaism as a religious civilization was an easily accepted position within ________, but his naturalistic conception of God was not as acceptable.
RabbiJewsJewish philosophyConservative Judaism

Question 3: Kaplan was born in Švenčionys, Lithuania and was ordained as a rabbi at ________ (JTS) in New York City in 1902.
Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaAmerican Jewish UniversityZiegler School of Rabbinic StudiesUnited Synagogue Youth

Question 4: Kaplan began his career as an Orthodox rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, a ________ in New York.
Spanish and Portuguese JewsSynagogueSephardi JewsAshkenazi Jews

Question 5: He helped to create the Young Israel movement of ________ with Rabbi Israel Friedlander, was a leader in creating the Jewish community center concept, and helped found the Society for the Advancement of Judaism.
Modern Orthodox JudaismReligious ZionismHalakhaHaredi Judaism







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