Jewish Identity Revisited

By David Brusin

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2000

Looking to Israel to discover who we are or to remind us who we once were will not stem the rising tide of assimilation. Jewish identity is not a birthright but rather must be forged by each individual from encounters with the past and current experiences. The critical issue is not where each person lives, but rather what he or she values and does each day.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Identification, Israel Attachment, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 77/No. 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Brusin, David. Jewish Identity Revisited. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2000:


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