In the End is it Ideology?: Religio-cultural and Structural Factors in American Aliya
Publication Date: January 1995
Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Immigration
Coverage: United States Israel
In Contemporary Jewry 16, 50-67. This article reviews the major studies of American Jewish immigrants to Israel. It shown that the immigrants are increasingly comprised of Orthodox Jews, and argues that the increasing concentration of Orthodox among those immigrants is not solely the result of religion-ideological sources but, perhaps even more importantly, of sophisticated structural ones.