The Present State of Jewish Identity in Israel and the U.S.
Publication Date: January 1976
Publisher(s): Jewish Agency for Israel
Author(s): Charles S. Liebman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Jewish Unity; Values; Religion
Coverage: United States
The author discusses Jewish identity in terms of how one defines Judaism, and how intense an individual's sense of Jewish identity is. In Israel, he finds a sense of Jewish identity to be separate from religion, and an increasing overlap in Israeli and Jewish identity. In the United States, he finds Jewish identity to be more tied to religion and a sense of kinship with other Jews. He notes cultural and linguistic differences in definitions.