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Post-Traditional Jewish Identities

Paul Mendes-Flohr

in Disjunctions: Post-Traditional Jewish Identities

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226784861
eISBN:
9780226785059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226785059.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Formal definitions of Jewish identity—membership in a given community, acceptance of its norms, teachings, values, aspirations—are no longer the self-evident criteria. The difficulty of determining ... More


Epilogue: Converts on the Cultural Map

Ellie R. Schainker

in Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798280
eISBN:
9781503600249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798280.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The epilogue summarizes how the phenomenon of Russian Jewish conversion, though marginal in number, left an outsized imprint on the cultural map of East European Jews who grappled with questions of ... More


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