Value added: Jews in Postwar American Culture


Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author(s): Stephen J. Whitfield

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish culture; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In the American kaleidoscope, virtually no minority has been more colorful than the Jews, whose integration into a culture that they themselves have helped to transform has been especially conspicuous in the postwar are. The distinctiveness of the Jewish impact has also weakened the sense of difference that has historically defined Jewish identity itself.