A Tale of Two Jewries: The "Inconvenient Truth" for American Jews

By Steven M. Cohen

Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, November 2006

Whatever the current course of trends and developments in American Jewry, how should policy-makers respond to the current and likely future tendencies? Which policies can support, sustain, and expand the areas of Jewish cultural and religious vitality and renewal? What exactly are the real dangers and the real opportunities for American Jewry - and how can they be respectively avoided and exploited? To examine these and related questions, this paper relies heavily upon the 2000-01 NJPS, utilizing analyses run specifically for this paper as well as previously published studies by the author and others.

Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Community Development, Demography

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. A Tale of Two Jewries: The "Inconvenient Truth" for American Jews. Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. November 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2908


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