A Road to Nowhere?: Jewish Experiences in Unifying Europe by Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps

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By Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps

Europe is in the middle of a swift political and fiscal unification. What does this suggest for the Jewish minority - numbering lower than 2 million humans and nonetheless being affected by the aftermath of the Shoah? Will the Jewish groups perform Europe's daring enterprise with out risking overall assimilation? Are they shiny adequate to shape a brand new Jewish middle along Israel and the yank Jewish group, or are they hopelessly divided and on a "Road to Nowhere"? diverse views are envisioned, in terms of demographical, cultural and sociological elements. This quantity offers intriguing, thorough and debatable solutions by means of well known students from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin the United States - lots of them additionally devoted to neighborhood Jewish group construction. This ebook can also be to be had in paperback.

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Unlike the popular view that this “quilt fabric” breeds communal discord, such communal “legitimate” divisions are in fact increasing membership in the Diaspora. 7. The close ties that diasporic Jews maintain toward their host countries, country of birth, and other nonJewish ethnic groups in the host countries and elsewhere is done via traditional means of communication (visits, snail mail, line phones) as well as via modern communication technologies (cellular phones, TV, Internet, and Skype).

These figures do not include non-Jewish members of Jewish households. 5 million individuals can be obtained worldwide. All in all, the number of European Jews who live outside Europe is today vastly superior to the number of Jews who live on the continent. In the era of transnationalism, to maintain and nurture a certain mode of Jewish civilization does not need to be strictly tied to territory. Variable Jewish Population Definitions and Estimates The population trends outlined here so far were based on numbers that mostly reflected the core Jewish population concept.

Departments 75, 77, 78, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95. Greater London and contiguous postcode areas. City council and district. by the level of mortality. The circular process between childbearing and age composition is worth of special attention, and indeed plays quite an important role in the case of European Jewry. ). Low birth rates and relatively high rates of intermarriage have long prevailed among some Jewish communities in Europe since the beginning of the twentieth century. After World War II, some West- jews in europe: demographic trends 29 ern European countries experienced a prolonged rise in fertility levels, which did not occur in Eastern Europe.

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