The Demise of Community

Amy Hill Shevitz

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124308
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134932 | DOI:
The Demise of Community

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This chapter discusses the slow demise of the Jewish community during the latter half of the twentieth century. It was during this time when the United States was undergoing a remarkable revival of popular interest in religion as a result of several reasons. One of these was the desire to “nest” and create security in a postwar world. At the same time, the demographic base of small-town Jewish communities was eroding, and after 1950, the Ohio River Valley began to lose its population.

Keywords: demise; Jewish community; twentieth century; religion; postwar world; demographic base; 1950; Ohio River Valley

Chapter.  7537 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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