Ethnicity, Geography and Jewish Community

By Sherry Israel

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 1995

The author discusses modern developments in the concept of ethnicity in North American culture; ethnicity for white Americans has become low-intensity, or decorative, she contends, and being Jewish is seen more as being an ethnicity than it is seen as a religion. If Jewish institutions wish to ensure Jewish continuity, the author argues, they must meet the majority of Jews where they are, and create Jewish connectedness that allows Jewish identity to have more than a decorative claim on the lives of American Jews.

Topic: Culture, Jewish Identification, Modernity, Assimilation

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Volume/Issue: vol.60/no.1

Page Number(s): 14-19

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Genre: Article

Coverage: North America

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Israel, Sherry. Ethnicity, Geography and Jewish Community. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 1995: 14-19.


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