Regular Jews, New Jews and Non-Jews: Some Methodological Reflections and New Data on Diversity Within the Jewish Population in the United States

By Egon Mayer

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1985

In response to deficiencies of existing local Jewish population studies, the author conducted a study between 1984-5 that was administered simultaneously to born Jews, converts and non-Jews who were married to born-Jews with the same questions concerning different aspects of Jewish identification. The samples for this survey were obtained from 12 communities across the United States. The purpose is to illustrate the potentials for gaining new insight into the nature of Jewishness in America by including non-Jews and former non-Jews in the study of Jewish population.

Topic: Jewish Identification

Name of Publication: Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography)

Volume/Issue: 19

Page Number(s): 337-343

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mayer, Egon. Regular Jews, New Jews and Non-Jews: Some Methodological Reflections and New Data on Diversity Within the Jewish Population in the United States. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1985: 337-343. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2812


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