Some Paradoxes in American Jewish Life


Publication Date: March 1988

Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Gerald B. Bubis

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Jewish Organizations; Modernity; Values

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The author presents a list of fifteen paradoxes in American Jewish life today. Some key paradoxes include: the cost of Jewish education; that today's Jews are wealthier but give less than past generations; that the most innovative Jews are not necessarily involved in the Jewish community; the lack of intellectuals in Jewish governance; and the lack of dialogue between Jewish denominations.