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Dimensions of Jewish Identity Among American Jews

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Harriet Hartman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Congregations; Identity formation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 29 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1997),239-260. In this paper we focus on the extent to which religiosity and ethnicity components make up Jewish identity, and how this Jewish identity varies among the major Jewish denominations, according to the New York Jewish Population Survey of 1991.