Dynamic Belonging: Contemporary Jewish Collective Identities

Author(s): Harvey Goldberg

Editor(s): Steven M. Cohen, Ezra Kopelowitz

Dynamic Belonging


World Jewry today is concentrated in the US and Israel, and while distinctive Judaic approaches and practices have evolved in each society, parallels also exist. This volume offers studies of substantive and creative aspects of Jewish belonging. While research in Israel on Judaism has stressed orthodox or "extreme" versions of religiosity, linked to institutional life and politics, moderate and less systematized expressions of Jewish belonging are overlooked. This volume looks at the fluid and dynamic nature of identity-building among Jews and the many issues that cut across different Jewish groupings. An important contribution to scholarship on contemporary Jewry, it reveals the often unrecognized dynamism in new forms of Jewish identification and affiliation in Israel and in the Diaspora.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Berghahn Books

Year of Publication: 2011

Additional Information:

Institute Theme Year: 2012-13