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Alpert, Rebecca T. and Staub, Jacob J. Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1985. ISBN 0-935457-00-3.

Cohen, Jack J. The Case for Religious Naturalism. Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1958.

Eisenstein, Ira and Kohn, Eugene. Mordecai M. Kaplan: An Evaluation Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, New York. 1952. Out of Print.

Goldsmith, Emanuel S.; Scult, Mel; Seltzer, Robert M. The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan. New York Univ Pr; 1991. Paperback. ISBN 0-814730-52-3. [Buy at Amazon:]

Kaplan, Mordecai M. Judaism as a Civilization. Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1934. Jewish Publication Society; 1994. Paperback. 640 pages. ISBN 0-827605-29-3. [One of the most original contributions toward creating a comprehensive program for creative Jewish life. Kaplan here offers his now famous concept of Judaism as an evolving religious civilization. For Judaism to survive and grow, Jews must continue to reconstruct their heritage in response to changes in social, political, and cultural conditions.]
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Kaplan, Mordecai M., Ed. The Jewish Reconstructionist Papers. Behrman's Jewish Book House, New York. 1936. Out of Print.

Kaplan, Mordecai M. The Future of the American Jew. Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1948. Out of Print.

Kaplan, Moredecai M. Questions Jews Ask: Reconstructionist Answers. Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1956. Out of Print.

Kaplan, Mordecai M. The Greater Judaism in the Making Reconstructionist Press, New York. 1960. Out of Print.

Kaplan, Mordecai;Goldsmith, Emanuel S. (ed); Scult, Mel (ed). Dynamic Judaism: The Essential Writings of Mordecai M. Kaplan. Fordham Univ Pr; 1991. Paperback reprint edition. ISBN 0-823213-10-2.
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Kaplan, Mordecai, M. The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion. Wayne State Univ Pr; 1994. Paperback reprint. ISBN 0-814325-52-1. [Kaplan's most easily understood theological work. It is organized around the Jewish holidays but actually is an elaboration of the basic concepts of his theological system. This edition includes a new introduction, in which Kaplan's thought is put in a historical perspective.]
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Neusner, Jacob (ed). Conserving Conservative Judaism: Reconstructionist Judaism (Judaism in Cold War America, 1945-1990, Vol. 7). Garland Pub; 1993. Hardcover. ISBN 0-815300-78-6.
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Prell, Riv-Ellen. Prayer and Community: The Havurah in American Judaism. Wayne State Univ Pr; 1989. Paperback. ISBN: 0-814319-35-1. [Reconstructionist]
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Scult, Mel. Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century: A Biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan (American Jewish Civilization Series). Wayne State Univ Pr; 1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-814322-80-8.
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