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"Jewish Survivalism" as Communal Ideology: An Empirical Assessment

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Publication Date: June 1981

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Jonathan S. Woocher

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 57:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Community Development; Jewish Values and Ethics

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The ideology of "Jewish survivalism" does lead the Jewish community to "turn inward." That turning inward need not, however, be an exercise either in self-centeredness or narcissism if the full dimensions of the challenges of survival in the contemporary world are understood and embraced.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.57 no.4, Summer 1981.