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In the End is it Ideology?: Religio-cultural and Structural Factors in American Aliya

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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

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: American Jews; Immigration

Type: Report

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.