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Patterns of American Jewish Religious Behavior

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press

Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Religious denominations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This essay examines American Jewish patterns of religious behavior as well as belief in a sociohistorical context. In an effort to unravel the meaning behind these actions or convictions, the author examines and interprets the various patterns, their changes over time, and their relationship with the broader patterns of religious behavior and belief within American society.