Arthur Ruppin Revisited: The Jews of Today, 1904-1994

Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: World Jews; Demography; Jewish identification

Type: Report


The main purpose of this chapter is to provide some historical-sociological perspective to the discussion of Jewish identity. Some of the major structural characteristics of world Jewry will be examined at a distance of ninety years. We draw some comparisons about the sociodemographic profile of world Jewry at the beginning an the close of the 20th century.