The vanishing American Jew: in search of Jewish identity for the next century

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Little, Brown,
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©1997.
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1st ed.
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English
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In this urgent book, Alan M. Dershowitz shows why American Jews are in danger of disappearing - and what must be done now to create a renewed sense of Jewish identity for the next century. In previous times, the threats to Jewish survival were external - the virulent consequences of anti-Semitism. Now, however, in late-twentieth-century America, the danger has shifted. Jews today are more secure, more accepted, more assimilated, and more successful than ever before. They've dived into the melting pot - and they've achieved the American Dream. And that, according to Dershowitz, is precisely the problem. More than 50 percent of Jews will marry non-Jews, and their children will most often be raised as non-Jews. Which means, in the view of Dershowitz, that American Jews will vanish as a distinct cultural group sometime in the next century - unless they act now. Speaking to concerned Jews everywhere, Dershowitz calls for a new Jewish identity that focuses on the positive - the 3,500-year-old legacy of Jewish culture, values, and traditions. Dershowitz shows how this new Jewish identity can compete in America's open environment of opportunity and choice - and offers concrete proposals on how to instill it in the younger generation.
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subject_facetAntisemitism
Antisemitism -- United States
Culturele identiteit
Ethnic relations
Identit�at
Jews -- Politics and government
Jews -- United States -- Politics and government
Joden
Judaism
Judaism -- United States
Juden
USA
United States
United States -- Ethnic relations
title_displayThe vanishing American Jew : in search of Jewish identity for the next century
title_fullThe vanishing American Jew : in search of Jewish identity for the next century / Alan M. Dershowitz
title_shortThe vanishing American Jew
title_subin search of Jewish identity for the next century
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Culturele identiteit
Ethnic relations
Identit�at
Jews
Joden
Judaism
Politics and government