Maurice Fishberg and the Ambiguities of Jewish Identity

By Mitchell Hart

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2007

The author discusses a newly republished book which was originally published in 1911, Maurice Fishberg's "The Jews: A Study of Race and Environment". The author contends that the reason for the nearly century-old book's continued relevance is its complex and sophisticated treatment of the question of whether or not the Jews are a race. Fishberg's position is a nuanced mix of yes and no, the author explains.

Topic: Race, Jewish Identification, Publications, Judaic Studies, Jewish Studies

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Volume/Issue: Fall 2007

Page Number(s): 20-22

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Genre: Book Review

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hart, Mitchell. Maurice Fishberg and the Ambiguities of Jewish Identity. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2007: 20-22. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2611


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