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Orthodox Jews, the City and the Suburb

Samuel C. Heilman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0002

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Orthodox Jews, the City and the Suburb

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This chapter examines the relationship between Orthodox American Jews, the city and the suburbs. It argues that this relationship is a dynamic one and that where Orthodox Jews choose to live continues to be a reflection of who they are and how they express their religious identities. Moreover, Orthodox Jews — unlike other of their co-religionists — have been able to make areas of Jewish scarcity, even in the most unlikely areas, flourish: increasingly, they have changed the communities in which they have settled rather than being themselves changed.

Keywords: American Jews; Orthodox Jews; suburbs; city; Jewish communities

Chapter.  8835 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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