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

By Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps

Europe is in the course of a quick political and financial unification. What does this suggest for the Jewish minority - numbering below 2 million humans and nonetheless being affected by the aftermath of the Shoah? Will the Jewish groups perform Europe's daring enterprise with no risking overall assimilation? Are they vivid adequate to shape a brand new Jewish middle along Israel and the yankee Jewish neighborhood, or are they hopelessly divided and on a "Road to Nowhere"? assorted views are expected, with regards to demographical, cultural and sociological points. This quantity presents interesting, thorough and debatable solutions by means of well known students from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin the US - a lot of them additionally dedicated to neighborhood Jewish neighborhood development. This booklet can also be on hand in paperback.

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The entire Jewish Diaspora, including the European Diasporas, is not a homogeneous entity; it is a highly heterogeneous entity made up of a myriad of groups and movements, such as religious and secular Jews, nationalists and individualists, leftists and rightists. 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).

Today’s urban concentration has obvious advantages for cementing ties, creating solidarity and facilitating communication. 2. Parallel to the geographical changes, demographic changes have also taken place. In many cities and urban centers the number of younger Jews who remain in close contact with 42 gabriel sheffer the community is increasing. 3. Given the extent of geographical and demographic changes, there is a growing tendency and demand toward both formal and informal membership and involvement in the communities.

C) Gibraltar, Denmark, Austria, United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany. d) Greece, Slovenia, Cyprus (including here also Malta), Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia. e) Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Belarus. f ) Bosnia Herzegovina, Russian Republic, Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo, Macedonia, Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova. of development were the steadier in keeping their Jewish population, although their estimated total Jews declined somewhat over time.

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