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The Boundary of Jewishness: Some Measures of Jewish Identity in the United States

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Fred Massarik

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Identity formation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

In Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography 1973), 117-139. Facing significant rise in the intermarriage rate and affected by declines in birthrates, the Jewish community of the United States increasingly has become concerned with problems of Jewish identity and survival. This report focuses on selected characteristics of a cross-section of the U.S. Jewish population, reached by the NJPS.