Jewish Identity in Australia

By Geula Solomon

World Zionist Organization (WZO), Spring 1980

The past two decades have witnessed an intense preoccupation with Jewish identity in the Australian Jewish communities. Fear for the survival of Jews as a distinct minority group verges on an obsession with Jewish identity. The discussion has focussed mainly on definitions of Jewishness and on devising strategies for encouraging active forms of Jewish identification. There has been much less effort to understand why Jewish identity has become a problem.

Topic: Language, Jewish Identification, Australian Jews, Jewish Identity, Modernity, Assimilation, Identity

Name of Publication: Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel

Volume/Issue: 37

Page Number(s): 93-102

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Australia

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Solomon, Geula. Jewish Identity in Australia. Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel. World Zionist Organization (WZO). Spring 1980: 93-102. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14068


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