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
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.