The Way of Strengthening Collectivism Among American Jewry

By Steven M. Cohen

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 2006

The speaker describes the current demographic picture of American Jewry. In his opinion, the core problem of American Jewry is a decline in the ethnic-collectivist experience. This means that not only are fewer Jews marrying within the religion; but also that there is a decline in the rate of Jewish friends, neighbors, co-workers that Jews have, in addition to a decreased membership in Jewish organizations. Cohen describes the concomitant effect on American Jewry's relationship to Israel and calls for this relationship to be expanded beyond the area of victimization and vulnerability.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Identification, Israel Attachment

Name of Publication: The President's Study Forum on World Jewish Affairs

Page Number(s): 87-93

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Genre: Speech

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. The Way of Strengthening Collectivism Among American Jewry. The President's Study Forum on World Jewish Affairs. Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 2006: 87-93. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3510


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