Jewish Identity in the United States: Unraveling the Ethnic-Religious Package

By Charles S. Liebman

Charles S. Liebman, January 2002

The systematic study of American Jews and their Jewish identity originates with the work of Marshall Sklare who began publishing his studies in the 1950s. Articles which explored specific aspects of Jewish identity and behavior and some studies of specific Jewish communities were published as early as the late nineteenth century but Sklare was the first to undertake the study of American Jewry, with a special emphasis on Jewish identity, in a systematic fashion. His keen intelligence combined with his knowledge and understanding of American Jews and an ability to disassociate his own values from his scholarly research was unparalleled.

Topic: History, Sociology, Jewish Identification, Judaic Studies, Ethnicity, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Religion, Academic Research

Name of Publication: The Collected Speeches of Charles S. Liebman

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Genre: Speech

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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