Living with Jews: A Tale of Two Countries

Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Paul Ritterband; Rina Shapira

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Keywords: World Jews; Residential mobility; Immigration

Type: Report


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?