Unity and Diversity: Jewish Identification in America and Israel 1999-2000
Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher(s): Association for the Sociology of Religion
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Israeli Jews; Jewish identification
Coverage: Israel United States
This study compares Jewish identification in the United States and Israel and how differences and similarities evolved over the period 1990-2000. American and Israeli Jews perceive very similarly the structure of Jewish identification. However, there are substantial differences in the levels of Jewish identification. These are mainly salient in ongoing observances and religious belief, but are less meaningful for intermittent rituals and voluntary work.