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Beyond the Core: A Response to Elazar

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Publication Date: January 1995

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Sherry Israel

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish organization

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Contemporary Jewry 16, 126-130. Beyond the vitally connected core of the America's Jewish population, increasing numbers of Jews live low density Jewish lives, both geographically and in terms of ethnicity and religion. Directions for change in the cultures and structures of the organized Jewish community are noted which are more likely to reach such Jews than are ideological appeals.