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American Jewish year book 2018 : the annual record of North American Jewish communities since 1899

Author: Arnold Dashefsky; Ira M Sheskin
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Series: American Jewish Year book, v. 118.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 118th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first two chapters of Part I include a special forum on "Contemporary American Jewry: Grounds for Optimism or Pessimism?" with assessments from more than 20 experts in the field. The third chapter examines antisemitism in Contemporary America. Chapters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American Jewish year book 2018.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
(OCoLC)1056747041
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Dashefsky; Ira M Sheskin
ISBN: 9783030039073 3030039072
OCLC Number: 1090130084
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; The Publication of This Volume Was Made Possible by the Generous Support of; Academic Advisory Committee; Preface; References; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Part I: Review Articles; Chapter 1: The Quality of American Jewish Life; 1.1 Reason for Optimism by Steven M. Cohen; Traditionalists and Transformationists: The Debate; Demographic and Structural Criteria; Elite Achievement; Conflicting Images of Authenticity and Modernity; Four Sides to the Debate, Not Two; The Evidence; Intermarriage: An Ambiguous Impact; The Fallacy of Youthful Apostasy The Fallacy of Generational DeclineWidespread Identification, Affiliation, and Differentiation; Why the Misreading?; Choosing Between the Polarization and Change-and-Stability Models; 1.2 A Grim Outlook by the Late Charles S. Liebman z"l; Signs of Erosion; A Second Look at the Concept of Assimilation; The Foundations of the Optimist Perspective; 1.3 The Sky Isn't Falling, But the Jewish Middle Is Shrinking by Steven M. Cohen; The Disturbing Big Picture; The Rhetoric of Denial; Lower Levels of Jewish Engagement Among Younger Adults; Smaller Numbers of Engaged Jews Among the Younger Adults Far Lower Engagement Among the IntermarriedEven Bigger Gaps Among the Younger Inmarried vs. Intermarried; Why My Shift from Cautious Optimism to Disturbing Alarmism?; Concluding Reflections; References; Chapter 2: Forum on Contemporary American Jewry: Grounds for Optimism or Pessimism?; 2.1 Editors' Introduction to Optimism/Pessimism Debate by Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin; 2.2 Revisiting an Older Debate by Steven Bayme; 2.3 Missing Charles Liebman by Lawrence Grossman; 2.4 The Historical Significance of a Social Science Jeremiad by Riv-Ellen Prell 2.5 Valuing Jewish Families Is the Key to Jewish Tomorrows by Sylvia Barack Fishman2.6 The Consequences of Global Modernization and Technology by Harriet Hartman; 2.7 Deniers vs. Realists, a Closer Look by Bruce A. Phillips; 2.8 The Future Is Bimodal: It's the Zeitgeist by Barry A. Kosmin; 2.9 The Demise of One American Jewry by Mijal Bitton; 2.10 The Inevitable Tension within American Jewry by Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz; 2.11 Is the Jewish Middle in the Process of Transformation? By Samuel Heilman; 2.12 A Micro-Economist Enters the Debate by Carmel U. Chiswick; Presenting the Statistics Interpreting the StatisticsPlacing Statistical Evidence in the Larger Context; Extrapolating Trends; 2.13 Steven M. Cohen's Prophecy in Historical Perspective by Jonathan D. Sarna; 2.14 Gender, Jewishness, and Religious Change by Deborah Dash Moore; 2.15 The Unit of Analysis Problem in Communal Forecasting by Shaul Kelner; 2.16 An Historian Weighs in on the American Jewish Past and Future by Pamela S. Nadell; 2.17 The Jewish Future Isn't What It Used to Be: Looking Forward from Behind by Debra R. Kaufman; 2.18 Lost in Translation: Using Data to Ensure the Jewish Future by Leonard Saxe
Series Title: American Jewish Year book, v. 118.
Responsibility: Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin, editors.

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