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Beyond the core: A response to elazar

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Abstract

Beyond the vitally connected core of the America’s Jewish population, increasing numbers of Jews live low density Jewish lives, both geographically and in terms of ethnicity and religion. Directions for change in the cultures and structures of the organized Jewish community are noted which are more likely to reach such Jews than are ideological appeals.

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Correspondence to Sherry Israel.

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Israel, S. Beyond the core: A response to elazar. Cont Jewry 16, 126–130 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02962392

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Keywords

  • Ethnic Identity
  • Jewish Population
  • Contemporary JEWRY
  • Jewish Life
  • National Jewish Population Survey