Contemporary Jewries: Convergence and Divergence
Eliezer Ben-Rafael Yosef Gorny Yaacov Ro’i, Editors
Jewish Identities in a Changing World This Series brings together contributions to the question of the unity versus conflict entrenched in the infinite variety of collective identities illustrated by Jews in this era. The books of this series investigate the principles, narratives, visions and commands which constitute in different places the essentials of Jewishness. They ask whether or not one is still allowed to speak, at the beginning of this new century, of one—single and singular—Jewish People. These investigations should yield an understanding of how far Judaism is still one while Jewishness is multifarious. The perspectives offered may draw from sociology and the social sciences as well as from history and the humanities, in general.
General Editors Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Yosef Gorny
Contemporary Jewries Convergence and Divergence EDITED BY
Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yosef Gorny and Yaacov Ro’i
BRILL LEIDEN • BOSTON 2003
This book is printed on acid-free paper.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Contemporary Jewries : convergence and divergence / edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yosef Gorny, and Yaacov Ro’i p. cm. – (Jewish identities in a changing world ; v.2) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 90-04-12950-2 (pbk, : alk. paper) 1. Jews–Identity. 2….