From Integration to Survival: American Jewish Anxieties in Transition

By Steven M. Cohen, Leonard Fein

American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS), July 1985

Until roughly 1967, the dominant theme of American Jewish history was integration. Could the Jews find here in America the safety that had eluded them everywhere else in their wanderings? And, if so, at what cost to their Jewish beliefs and behaviors? From 1967 onward the theme has shifted. Greater concern is now focused on the maintenance of Jewish identity and commitment. With the shift from the integration of Jews to the survival of Judaism has come a renewal of interest in the meaning and implications of the Jewish experience.

Topic: Political Behavior, Reform Judaism, Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Diaspora, Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Identification, Pluralism, Religious Denominations, Integration, Politics, Assimilation

Name of Publication: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Volume/Issue: 480

Page Number(s): 75-87

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Fein, Leonard. From Integration to Survival: American Jewish Anxieties in Transition. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS). July 1985: 75-87. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15036


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