Imagining American Jews: Recent Visions and Revisions

Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher: Rabbinical Assembly of America

Author(s): Arnold Eisen

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: History; Society; Memory

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


My aim in this paper is threefold. First, I will try to lay out systematically the story we tell of ourselves. Second, I will trace chronologically several of its principal articulations. Third, I will discuss several of its most recent retellings. My hope is to suggest a feature of our discourse about ourselves which remains elusive.