Jewish Identity, Continuity, and Outreach: Some Theoretical and Personal Reflections
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): David P. Kleinman
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 68:2
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Identity Formation; Religion
Coverage: United States
Jewish continuity and outreach cannot be understood without a clarification of the term "Jewish identity," which can be seen as a struggle for inner coherence and wholeness in the face of the fragmentation imposed by modernity. The concept of Jewish identity can best be understood by a qualitative approach that incorporates values and world view. This article presents such a framework for Jewish identity.