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Jewishness in a New Era: Continuity, Discontinuity or Transformation?

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

Author(s): Irwin Kula

Series: CLAL Special Features Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Social research)

Keywords: Values; Ritual; Jewish Continuity; Methodology

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The author finds that the assumption of a crisis of Jewish identity erosion is undermining efforts to build rich Jewish identities and compelling communities. He argues that measuring the vitality of Jewish life in the present age by traditional behaviors is myopic and that statisticians need to measure new identity markers.