Judaism Resurgent? American Jews and the Evolving Expression of Jewish Values


Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author(s): David Ellenson

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: American Jews; Identity formation; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Studies in Contemporary Jewry 17, 156-171. This essay demonstrates the ways in which American attitudes toward ethnic identity and public manifestations of faith have evolved greatly over the past century, with significant implications for the way in which Jewish faith and culture are today expressed.