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From Binationalism to Multiculturalism to the Open Society: The Impact on Canadian Jews

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Publication Date: July 2006

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Michael Brown

Series: Changing Jewish Communities, No 10

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)

Keywords: Diversity; Jewish Continuity; Policy; Jewish Identification

Type: Report

Coverage: Canada


Canadian policy towards the diversity of its population has gone through three phases: binationalism, muticulturalism and the open society. The author assesses the impact on the Jewish community in general and individual Jewish identity in particular of each of these approaches. He concludes that the earlier two policies were more conducive to Jewish continuity.