Responding to the Crisis of the Jewish Public in America


Publication Date: September 1982

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Political Behavior; Community Relations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The modern epoch is ended. Its cherished visions, insofar as they were particularly modern, leave us confused at best, or at least dissatisfied. The Jewish people as am (nation) and edah (assembled people), in all its parts, is undergoing crisis and reconstitution of the kind that occurs once every 300 years or so.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:1.