The Conversion of American Jewry

By Samuel Z. Klausner

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), August 1, 1991

The author bases his report on the 1990 National Jewish Population Study (NJPS), which he argues clearly documents the cultural assimilation of the American Jewish community. He concludes that the study indicates some major demographic trends within the Jewish community including, but not limited to, the static Jewish core population within a growing society, the soaring rate of intermarriage that almost inevitably leads to non-Jewish grandchildren, and the over one million self-proclaimed secular Jews whose attitudes and practices differ little from the surrounding Christian society.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Identification, Demography, Jewish Continuity, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints

Volume/Issue: 122

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Klausner, Samuel Z. The Conversion of American Jewry. Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1 August 1991:


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