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A Statement on Jewish Continuity

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Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar

Series: Jewish Community Studies

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)

Keywords: Values; Jewish Continuity; Communal Organization

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


In response to the recent emphasis on Jewish continuity through outreach and engagement, this statement suggests five values which ought to be fundamental to any program of Jewish continuity in North America: Torah; Am Yisrael (Jewish peoplehood); Klal Yisrael (the community of Israel); Brith (Covenant); and Kiruv (outreach).