Reclaiming a Positive View of Being Jewish

By Russell Fox

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, May 13, 1994

In the January 7, 1994 issue of Sh'ma, Ned Harris expressed his belief that Jews will hide their Jewish identities except in the face of antisemitism. Russell Fox answers Harris by stating that institutionalized antisemitism in 20th century America has not oppressed Jews for being Jewish, but that society has disadvantaged Jews socially and economically for being visibly and actively Jewish. He suggests that this problem can be solved either by assimilation or withdrawal into a Jewish subculture.

Topic: Antisemitism, Jewish Identification, Community Relations, Prejudice, Discrimination, Community Building, Assimilation

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.474

Page Number(s): 5-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Fox, Russell. Reclaiming a Positive View of Being Jewish. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 13 May 1994: 5-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7479


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