How to Think About Being Jewish in the Twenty-First Century: a New Model of Jewish Identity Construction
Publication Date: September 2002
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Tzvi Blanchard
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 79-1
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Jewish Continuity; Jewish Culture
Coverage: United States
The prevailing models of Jewish identity, which were derived from the social circumstances of Jews as an immigrant group, do not take into account contemporary American culture, which is based on individual choice. The new model of identity construction makes choice its centerpiece and has important policy implications.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.79 no.1, Fall 2002.