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The Research Needs of the Local Jewish Community: Current Trends and New Directions

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Publication Date: January 1982

Publisher(s): Transaction Publishers

Author(s): Bruce A. Phillips

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: American Jews; Academic research; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Despite the importance of nationally conducted research, the local Jewish community itself should be considered scholarly agenda. The paper reviews the state of local Jewish research along with suggestions for new directions and standards to be developed. The article argues for the importance of the local Jewish community as a research setting and object.