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Living with Jews: A Tale of Two Countries

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Paul Ritterband; Rina Shapira

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: World Jews; Residential mobility; Immigration


In Jewish Population Studies 19 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1985), 229-236. In this papers the authors juxtapose two research questions: how do we account for the fact that Jews tend to live with other Jews? And the derivative questions: how do we account for Jewish neighborhoods and for voluntary migration to Israel? Are aliyah and moving into a Jewish neighborhood functional equivalents? Are they variant outcomes of the same underlying forces or are they significantly and perhaps even radically different?


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