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Unity and Diversity: Jewish Identification in America and Israel 1999-2000

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Association for the Sociology of Religion

Author(s): Uzi Rebhun; Shlomit Levy

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Israeli Jews; Jewish identification

Type: Report

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.