Grounds for cautious optimism: a response to lipset’s remarks
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In the 1990s, ethnicity has ceased to be a unifying force for American Jewry. Low rates of ritual observance and little active involvement in the Jewish community together with high rates of intermarriage all attest to a high degree of assimilation. Nonetheless, trends in formal and informal Jewish education suggest that Jewish youth are receiving a more intensive Jewish education than their parents and may, as a result, become more strongly attached to the Jewish community as adults.
KeywordsJewish Community Contemporary JEWRY Ritual Practice Jewish Education Jewish Organization
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