Jewish Civilization Between Rise, Thriving, and Decline

By Shalom Salomon Wald

Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), May 2006

The author situates the Jewish people somewhere "between thriving and decline," with some trends moving in positive and others in negative directions. He explores the theories of fifteen authors throughout history whose general observations are likely to have universal validity and application to the Jewish people. He considers their theories on the causes of rise and decline from four categories: lessons of history, strengthening drivers of thriving, coping with challenges and threats, and contentious factors.

Topic: History, Continuity, Culture, Renewal and Renaissance, Jewish Continuity

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Genre: Report

Language: English

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Wald, Shalom Salomon. Jewish Civilization Between Rise, Thriving, and Decline. Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI). May 2006:


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