What is "Jewishness," How is it Transmitted? A Look at the Nature of a Centrist Jewish Organization

By Ezra Kopelowitz

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), October 14, 2001

The author compares different perspectives on contemporary Jewish collective identity and explores the tension between boundary maintenance (the distinction between Jew and non-Jew) and the search for meaning. He examines the concept of Jewishness as it relates to the structure of social relationships through an analysis of the Department of Jewish Zionist Education of the Jewish Agency. He finds ideological changes taking place at the organizational level to be connected with processes of macro social change.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Israel Attachment, Education, Community Relations

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kopelowitz, Ezra. What is "Jewishness," How is it Transmitted? A Look at the Nature of a Centrist Jewish Organization. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). 14 October 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=751


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