The Jewish Community within the USA
This paper discusses the three waves of Jewiss immigrants to the U.S.A. and looks at the Jewish community as one of the strongest and most important ethnic-religious communities in America.
# 108747 | 1,767 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Oct 26, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Judaism) , Sociology (Theory) , Ethnic Studies (General) , History (General)
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In this article, the writer notes that understanding America is directly linked to understanding its mosaic of ethnic, religious and racial groups living and working together. The writer discusses that one of the most important groups is the Jewish community, which has made enormous contributions to the development and evolution of America. The writer looks at the three separate waves of Jewish immigrants to the U.S.A. and studies the modern Jewish community in the U.S.A. The writer concludes that the particularity of the Jewish community is the result of the interaction between the informal environment, i.e. family, and the formal, i.e. the rabbi and synagogue, as well as the community's tie to Israel, and its educational, political and social values.
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Smith, Tom W. (2005). Jewish Distinctiveness in America. New York: American Jewish Committee: 1-46.
- Anti-Semitism and Prejudice in America: Highlights from an ADL Survey - November 1998. Anti-Defamation League.<http://www.adl.org/antisemitism_survey/survey_ii.asp>
- 2006 Annual Survey of Jewish American Opinion. American Jewish Community. <http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=846741&ct=3152877>
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