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Jewish "Community": Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

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Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Nelson

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Language and languages)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Jewish Unity; Community Formation; Community Development; Language

Type: Brief


The author argues that the phrase "Jewish community" is overused and should be more precisely defined. He believes that "community" is a word that should be used to describe a group of people who live their lives in relationship with one another in one or more significant ways.