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A New Model for Jewish Identity

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/a_new_model_for_jewish_identity_20030912

Economically and socially successful insiders, Jews are part of a pluralist society in which the primary factor determining ethnic and religious identity is individual choice. We need a new, more helpful descriptive model that recognizes the vital role that personal decisions play in Jewish American identity construction.

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