Counting American Jewry

By Leonard Saxe

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, October 2010

The author expresses reservations about the ways in which demographic research into the American Jewish population is performed. He notes that obsession with quantitative figures can obscure qualitative questions, further laments the lack of standardization of Jewish population studies across spectra of time and location. Comparability between studies, he explains, is much more valuable than the specific numbers in any given study.

Topic: Methodology, Jewish Identification, Census, Change, Jewish Identity, Survey, Research, Demography, Study, Population Estimate, Identity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.673

Page Number(s): 14-15

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Saxe, Leonard. Counting American Jewry. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. October 2010: 14-15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7264


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