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Changing Social Characteristics of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jews

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Publication Date: January 1966

Publisher(s): Association for the Sociology of Religion

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Social status)

Keywords: American Jews; Socioeconomic status

Coverage: New York


The issue is raised as to whether the relationship found to exist between social class and various Protestant denominations will also be found for Jewish denominations. A study of the income levels of the areas within the metropolitan New York area in which new synagogues were constructed was made in order to assess the social class changes among the three Jewish denominations.


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