Publication Date: October 2001
Publisher: Jewish Agency for Israel. Department of Jewish-Zionist Education. Research and Development Unit
Author(s): Ezra Kopelowitz
Research Area: Culture and religion; Education
Keywords: Jewish Education; Jewish Identification; Community Relations; Israel Attachment
Coverage: United States
The author compares different perspectives on contemporary Jewish collective identity and explores the tension between boundary maintenance (the distinction between Jew and non-Jew) and the search for meaning. He examines the concept of Jewishness as it relates to the structure of social relationships through an analysis of the Department of Jewish Zionist Education of the Jewish Agency. He finds ideological changes taking place at the organizational level to be connected with processes of macro social change.
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