"Jewish Survivalism" as Communal Ideology: An Empirical Assessment


Publication Date: June 1981

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Jonathan S. Woocher

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Community Development; Jewish Values and Ethics

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The ideology of "Jewish survivalism" does lead the Jewish community to "turn inward." That turning inward need not, however, be an exercise either in self-centeredness or narcissism if the full dimensions of the challenges of survival in the contemporary world are understood and embraced.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.57 no.4, Summer 1981.