Contemporary Jewry

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 91–97 | Cite as

Good or bad for the Jews? moving beyond the continuity debate

  • Shelly Tenenbaum


Jewish Community Jewish Identity Contemporary JEWRY Jewish Life Jewish Family 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelly Tenenbaum
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyClark UniversityUSA

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