American Judaism in the 21st Century


Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author(s): Bruce A. Phillips

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


At the dawn of the 21st century, there are many trends at work within American Judaism and its major denominations. The goal of this discussion, based on the NJPS 2000-01 is to provide a sense of what Judaism will be like in the U.S.. The chapter is focused on the religious beliefs and practices of persons who identify themselves as Jews.