The Future of American Jewry: A History

By Stephen J. Whitfield

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 2004

The United States harbors the largest, the most influential, and the wealthiest Jewish community in the Diaspora. Nevertheless, can a minority group remain viable when religious duties and communal responsibilities can so easily be shirked? The sense of the end to Jewish history in America has been central to the communal conversation. The objective of this essay is to provide an historical account of the fragility of the American Jewish community.

Topic: History, Continuity, Jewish Continuity, Future

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Grossman, Lawrence , Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 104

Page Number(s): 3-34

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Whitfield, Stephen J. The Future of American Jewry: A History. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 2004: 3-34. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14694


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