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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Social Research and the Jews

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Leonard Saxe; Wendy Rosov; Benjamin Phillips

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.8, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Methodology; Study; Demography; Population Estimate

Type: Other


This issue of Contact explores ways in which the varied methodologies of social research might lead us towards a better understanding of the Jewish community. Professor Leonard Saxe discusses methods of synthesizing data to understand American Jewry. Wendy Rosov advocates a culture of accountability. Benjamin Phillips and Professor Leonard Saxe discuss experimenting with Jewish education. Bill Robinson discusses the need for social theory. Also included are articles by Professor Jonathan D. Sarna, Bethamie Horowitz, and Ted Sasson.