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New Paradigms for the Study of American Jewish Life

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

Author(s): Jonathan D. Sarna

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (History)

Keywords: American Jews; Academic research; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author draws on his own work on the history of American Judaism to examine issues of continuing concern to social scientist, particularly the problem of assimilation, within a historical framework. The author also makes a specific proposal concerning the American Jewish Data Bank.