Perched Between Continuity and Discontinuity: American Judaism at a Crossroads

By Jonathan D. Sarna

Rabbinical Assembly of America (RA), 1995

In this session, in memory of Rabbi Simon Greenberg, Sarna focuses on the question of Jewish continuity and survival in the United States. He points to four great discoutinuities in American Jewish life caused by changes in the surrounding American social environment: 1) the fact that in America today, Jews cannot really be considered a separate people dwelling apart, as they were throughout much of history; 2) the changing character of religion in today's America; 3) the issue of intermarriage; 4) the transformation in American society from ties of descent to ties of consent.

Topic: History, Continuity, Intermarriage, Generational Issues, Community Relations, Jewish Continuity, Religion

Name of Publication: Proceedings of the Rabbinical Assembly

Volume/Issue: Vol.56

Page Number(s): 74-79

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Sarna, Jonathan D. Perched Between Continuity and Discontinuity: American Judaism at a Crossroads. Proceedings of the Rabbinical Assembly. Rabbinical Assembly of America (RA). 1995: 74-79. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12086


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