The Present State of Jewish Identity in Israel and the U.S.

By Charles S. Liebman

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), 1976

The author discusses Jewish identity in terms of how one defines Judaism, and how intense an individual's sense of Jewish identity is. In Israel, he finds a sense of Jewish identity to be separate from religion, and an increasing overlap in Israeli and Jewish identity. In the United States, he finds Jewish identity to be more tied to religion and a sense of kinship with other Jews. He notes cultural and linguistic differences in definitions.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Unity, Religion, Values

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Liebman, Charles S. The Present State of Jewish Identity in Israel and the U.S.. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). 1976:


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