The Changing Nature of Jewish Identity

By Norman Linzer

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), March 1996

Three concepts contribute to an understanding of the changing nature of Jewish identity: boundaries, dissonance, and choice. Policies that establish more impermeable boundaries are needed to entice Jews to remain within the fold, to foster a greater sense of dissonance between Jewish and American values, and to encourage limited choices. Strengthening Jewish identity requires a retum to Torah study and the performance of mitzvot. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.72 no.3, Spring 1996.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Education, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 72/No. 3

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Coverage: North America

Language: English

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Linzer, Norman. The Changing Nature of Jewish Identity. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). March 1996:


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