Jewishness in New York: Exception or Rule?

Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Author(s): Bethamie Horowitz

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: American Jews; Identity formation; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


My interest in this chapter is to explore continuities in the "Jewishness of place or locale" that cut across the border -faced divisions among nations, or for that matter, between Israel and the Diaspora. How does physical distance from (or closeness to) the Jewish center relate to spiritual and psychological distance from the Jewish people? When you are a citizen of one place and you have a connection to another place, what happens to your identity? Which place is your real place?