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The vanishing American Jew

in search of Jewish identity for the next century

1st ed.
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This edition published in by Little, Brown in Boston.

Written in English

395 pages

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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The Vanishing American Jew
2001, Little, Brown and Company
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The vanishing American Jew: in search of Jewish identity for the next century
1998, Simon & Schuster
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Cover of: The vanishing American Jew
The vanishing American Jew: in search of Jewish identity for the next century
1998, Simon & Schuster
in English - 1st Touchstone ed.
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The Vanishing American Jew: In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century
September 8, 1998, Touchstone
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The vanishing American Jew

in search of Jewish identity for the next century

First published in 1997



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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.

The vanishing American Jew

in search of Jewish identity for the next century

1st ed.

This edition published in by Little, Brown in Boston.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-373) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.892/4073
Library of Congress
E184.J5 D43 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 395 p. ;
Number of pages
395

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1009285M
Internet Archive
vanishingamerica00ders
ISBN 10
0316181331
LC Control Number
96049292
Library Thing
379971
Goodreads
1302075

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