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Changes in American Jewish Identities: From Normative Constructions to Aesthetic Understandings - Interview with Steven M. Cohen

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Publication Date: March 2008

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen

Series: Changing Jewish Communities, No 30

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Jewish Identification; Religious Denominations

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


American Jewish identities have dramatically shifted over the past few decades, mainly resulting in a decreased sense of attachment to Jewish peoplehood and Israel. In this interview, Cohen draws on his sociological research on American Jewry to provide policy guidelines for American Jewish organizations to help strengthen the Jewish collective across all denominations.