The Future of American Jewry

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1995

The author differentiates between the United States and American Jewry and then discusses five conspicuous patterns of Jewish American adaptation to American life beginning in the mid 1970s. He offers four proposals on how to adapt and remain Jewish. The author is cautiously optimistic about the ability of American Jewry to rebuild a viable Jewish life in the United States. He argues that Judaism cannot be preserved through ethnicity alone. Rather, he concludes that Jewishness can only survive if built around Judaism.

Topic: History, Continuity, Migration, Jewish Identification, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. The Future of American Jewry. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1995:


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