A Look at American Jewry -- Past, Present, and Future

By Alfred H. Moses

International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (SJPS) at Beit Hatfutsot, September 2010

In this article, Ambassador Moses argues that the American Jewish community must look beyond its past and European roots to insure its survival. The key to its future lies in finding a source for future creativity, perhaps through the establishment of a center focusing on Jewish peoplehood that would receive unanimous support, or through a greater emphasis on Jewish knowledge, the Hebrew language, and ritual observance in order to maintain Jewish distinctiveness.

Topic: Continuity, Peoplehood, Religious Observance, Hebrew, Jewish Continuity, Jewish Literacy

Name of Publication: Up, Close and Personal: Thinking about the Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index

Editor: Freedman, Catriella , Kedar, Shelley

Page Number(s): 49-60

Funder: Jim Joseph Foundation , Nadav Fund , Shoham Philanthropic Fund

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Moses, Alfred H. A Look at American Jewry -- Past, Present, and Future. Up, Close and Personal: Thinking about the Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index. International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (SJPS) at Beit Hatfutsot. September 2010: 49-60. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11817


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