European Jewish Identity at the Dawn of the 21st Century: A Working Paper

By David Graham

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), May 2004

This report examines how contemporary European Jewish identity has been influenced by the Holocaust, the increasing secularization of European society at large and the rise and fall of Communism. The report focuses on three themes which look at the European Jewish revival in terms of finding new meanings in traditional Jewish practices, the significance of ambiance in terms of the interaction of European Jewish populations and the cultures in which they dwell and the threads which link different Jewish communities. The report recommends that in light of these discoveries, a set of standardized measures be developed to analyze Jewish identity in Europe and that a pan-European social survey be carried out that incorporates demographic, social and attitude components among other recommendations.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Renewal and Renaissance, Community Relations, Shoah, Holocaust

Page Number(s): 1-72

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Europe

Language: English

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Graham, David. European Jewish Identity at the Dawn of the 21st Century: A Working Paper. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). May 2004: 1-72.


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