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Post-Communist Jewish Identities: Books

Annotated bibliographies on several aspects of the subject.

Jewish Identity

This section was compiled by
Allison Fairchild.


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.

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