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Post-Communist Jewish Identities: Jewish Identity

Annotated bibliographies on several aspects of the subject.

Jewish Identity

This section was compiled by
Allison Fairchild.


Amyot, Robert, and Lee Sigelman. "Jews without Judaism? Assimilation and Jewish Identity in the United States." Social Science Quarterly (1996): 177-189.

Berlin, Isaiah. ""Who Is a Jew?"--Professor Isaiah Berlin's Memorandum to the Prime Minister of Israel, 23 January 1959." Israel Studies (2008): 170-177.

Charme, Stuart Z. "Varieties of Authenticity in Contemporary Jewish Identity." Jewish Social Studies (2000): 133-155.

Charme, Stuart Z. "Jews and Others: Non-Jewish Jews in Israel." Israel Affairs (2009): 52-65.

Gordiejew, Paul. "The Yugoslav Experiment in Secular Jewishness." European Judaism (2007): 43-70.

Hitchens, Christopher. "Israel at Sixty: Jewishness and Secularism." Free Inquiry (2008): 18-19.

Hoffman, Matthew. "FromPintele Yid to Racenjude: Chaim Zhitlovsky and Racial Conceptions of Jewishness." Jewish History (2005): 65-78.

"Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Identity: A Former Soviet Union Experience." Journal of Progressive Judaism (1999): 29.

Joselow, Deborah. "Building on Jewish Identity: A Marathon, Not a Sprint." Journal of Jewish Communal Service (2010): 31-32.

Katz, Gideon. "The Israeli Kulturkampf." Israel Affairs (2008): 237-254.

Kudenko, Irina, and Deborah Phillips. "The Model of Integration? Social and Spatial Transformations in the Leeds Jewish Community." Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies (2009): p1533-1549.

Shimony, Tali. "Teaching the Bible as a Common Culture." Jewish History (2007): 159-178.

Woocher, Jonathan. "Establishing a New Lens and Vocabulary for Jewish Identity." Journal of Jewish Communal Service (2010): 24-26.

Zeltzer-Zubida, Aviva and Philip Kasinitz. "The Next Generation: Russian Jewish Young Adults in Contemporary New York." Contemporary Jewry (2005): 193-225.


Ben-Rafael, Eliezer, Thomas Gergely, and Yosef Gorny. Jewry Between Tradition and Secularism : Europe and Israel Compared. Boston: Brill Publishing, 2006.

Brown, Erica, and Misha Galperin. The Case for Jewish Peoplehood: Can We Be One? Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2009.

Cohen, Asher, and Bernard Susser. Israel and the Politics of Jewish Identity: the Secular-Religious Impasse. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Efron, Noah. Real Jews: Secular Versus Ultra-Orthodox and the Struggle for Jewish Identity in Israel . New York City: Basic Books, 2003.

Ellenson, David. Tradition in Transition: Orthodoxy, Halakhah, and the Boundaries of Modern Jewish Identity. Lanham: University Press of America, 1998.

Ferziger, Adam S. Exclusion and Hierarchy: Orthodoxy, Nonobservance, and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Identity. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Fishman, Sylvia Barack. The Way Into the Varieties of Jewishness. Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2007.

Gitelman, Zvi, ed. Religion or Ethnicity?: Jewish Identities in Evolution. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009.

Gitelman, Zvi, Barry Kosmin, and Andrais Kovaics. New Jewish Identities : Contemporary Europe and Beyond. Budapest; New York: Central European Press, 2003.

Goffman, Ethan, and Daniel Morris. The New York Public Intellectuals and Beyond: Exploring Liberal Humanism, Jewish Identity, and the American Protest Tradition. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2009.

Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.

Silberstein, Laurence. Mapping Jewish Identities: New Perspectives on Jewish Studies. New York City: New York University Press, 2009.

Wertheimer, Jack. A People Divided : Judaism in Contemporary America. Waltham: Brandeis University Press, 1997.