A Road to Nowhere?: Jewish Experiences in Unifying Europe - download pdf or read online

By Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps

ISBN-10: 9004201580

ISBN-13: 9789004201583

Europe is in the course of a quick 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 no risking overall assimilation? Are they brilliant 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"? assorted views are anticipated, in terms of demographical, cultural and sociological points. This quantity presents interesting, thorough and arguable solutions through popular students from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin the USA - lots of them additionally devoted to neighborhood Jewish group development. This publication can 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).

Over the last tens of years, a true revolution occurred regarding the Jewish presence in Europe which tended increasingly to become a dependent variable of the quality of environmental circumstances offered by the different national societies. Jews in Cities A further illustration of the logic underlying the configuration of Europe’s Jewish population is provided by their distribution across major cities and metropolitan areas. Indeed looking at Jewish population distribution at the national level may be somewhat misleading when it is clear that most of Jewish community life occurs at the local level.

That country is Germany, and the increase of 300% between 1970 and 2008 is due to the influx of Jews from the FSU since 1989. Of course, the causes of the particularly German concentration of Jewish population growth in Europe relate to the specific and especially favorable legal framework for immigration developed in Germany with particular attention to the needs of Jewish migrants (Erlanger, 2007: 22 sergio dellapergola Jewish Population Percent Change 1970–2008 300,0 250,0 200,0 150,0 100,0 50,0 0,0 –50,0 –100,0 –150,0 0,550 0,600 0,650 0,700 0,750 HDI 1975 0,800 0,850 0,900 Figure 7.

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