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Jewish Identity/Assimilation/Continuity: Approaches to a Changing Reality

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Jewish People Policy Planning Institute; Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)

Keywords: Migration; Assimilation; Jewish Continuity; Jewish Identification


The author explores selected aspects of Jewish identity in the changing context of contemporary general and Jewish society. He contrasts several models of assimilation and analyzes recent demographic studies and surveys. He finds that patterns of Jewish identification are diverse and continuously changing, albeit with trends that can be projected into the future.


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