Publication Date: January 1993
Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Bernard Lazerwitz; Ephraim Tabory
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Race; Jewish Identification; Tolerance
Coverage: United States Israel
This article reviews research on the relationship of religion and ethnicity to neighborhood interaction in Israel and to involvement in the Jewish community in the United States. It highlights one major difference between Israel and the Diaspora. Whereas in Israel, ethnicity is a barrier to interaction that is reduced by a common religiocultural system, in the United States ethnicity is the foundation of Jewish involvement.
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