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 course of a quick political and monetary unification. What does this suggest for the Jewish minority - numbering lower than 2 million humans and nonetheless struggling with the aftermath of the Shoah? Will the Jewish groups perform Europe's daring enterprise with no risking overall assimilation? Are they shiny adequate to shape a brand new Jewish middle along Israel and the yank Jewish neighborhood, or are they hopelessly divided and on a "Road to Nowhere"? assorted views are anticipated, in relation to demographical, cultural and sociological facets. This quantity presents intriguing, thorough and arguable solutions by means of popular students from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin the USA - a lot of them additionally devoted to neighborhood Jewish group construction. This publication is additionally to be had in paperback.

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A further minor migration wave appeared in the early 1990s, more visible in France, Belgium, and Switzerland. And finally again in the early 2000s most countries, led by France experienced somewhat increased emigration. Such broad co-variation suggests a certain similarity in the way of operating of the likely main stimulants to Jewish emigration: experience or fear of anti-Semitism, and temporary economic recessions. Turning to some of the major countries of origin in Eastern Europe, the picture is evidently different because of two main reasons.

Evidently, undifferentiated use of these various estimates is bound to enhance strong disagreements about the actual Jewish population size. Experience teaches that— inasmuch as the data were collected seriously and impartially, if they exist at all—the ensuing disagreements can be solved by making reference to one unified definitional system. Regional Development and the Jewish Presence Describing the main changes in Jewish population size may be useful for a general assessment of continental patterns, and history certainly 20 sergio dellapergola is the prime factor to be considered when trying to provide an overall assessment of the destiny and evolution of European Jewry.

These analysts’ convictions are based on the following developments: the cultural revival of European Jewry; the renewal and expansion of Jewish education in most “host countries” (especially Russia and former Soviet republics); the establishment of a large number of thriving organizations; the Jewish communities’ participation in the cultural, social, and political life of their “host countries”; and social and cultural dialogues 1 Diana Pinto, Towards an European Jewish Identity. In: Golem. EuropäischJüdisches Magazin.

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