Community and Polity: The Organizational Dynamics of American Jewry

Community and Polity: The Organizational Dynamics of American Jewry

by Daniel J. Elazar
     
 

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An update and revision of the original 1976 edition. This study presents a two-fold discussion: a basic survey of the structure and functions of the American Jewish community, and a suggestion as to how that community should be understood as a body politic, a collective unit that is not a state but is no less real from a political perspective.See more details below

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An update and revision of the original 1976 edition. This study presents a two-fold discussion: a basic survey of the structure and functions of the American Jewish community, and a suggestion as to how that community should be understood as a body politic, a collective unit that is not a state but is no less real from a political perspective.

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Jonathan Woocher
Coming back to Community and Polity in a revised edition two decades after first reading it is a bit like revisiting an old friend who has changed in a few identifiable ways, but remains basically the same person whom we felt so good about and comfortable with years ago. -- Jewish Book World
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Analyzes the developments in the American Jewish community through the postwar generation to the present, surveying the structure and functions of the community and suggesting that it should be understood as a body politic. Addresses topics such as assimilation, adaptation to American life, and religious and educational community activity. This revised addition looks at the impact of demographic shifts on community organization and the institutionalization of new relationships between the American Jewish community and Israel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827605657
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Jewish Communal and Public Affairs
Edition description:
Rev. and updated ed
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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