A New Jewish Identity for Post-1989 Europe

By Diana Pinto

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), 1996

This policy paper highlights the unique positions Jews face since the fall of the Berlin Wall in terms of a less unified but more dynamic Europe that is politically open and may provide opportunities for Jews to build a new identity.The author affirms that Jews must come to grips with the moment before them where much as changed since the Holocaust. The author poses the question of whether Jews should define themselves in society and looks to building a positive relationship between Europe and its Jews. The author concludes by asserting that European Jews have a legitimate and important place in the larger Jewish Diaspora and what is important is the role they play in their respective democratic pluralist societies, both in reconstructing the past and living the future.

Topic: Political Behavior, Jewish Identification, Community Relations, Integration, Politics

Name of Publication: JPR Policy Paper

Volume/Issue: 1

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Pinto, Diana. A New Jewish Identity for Post-1989 Europe. JPR Policy Paper. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). 1996: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4333


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