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dc.contributor.author Imhoff, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-11T19:57:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-11T19:57:23Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation "Half-Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identifications," Journal of Religion and Society, Supplement 13 (March 2016), pgs. 76-89. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/21872
dc.description Postprint article. The Author shall remain the sole owner of the copyright in said article. The author may publish the article in any other journal or medium but such publication must include notice that the article was first published by JRS. en
dc.description.abstract Drawing on recent sociological studies, this article shows the complexity of Jewish identifications in the United States. It discusses five criteria for identifying who is a Jew: halakhah, Reform and Reconstructionist criteria, certain strands of Christian theology, ethnicity or race, and genetics. Then it shows how, when American Jews think about their own Jewishness, they slide among these criteria, notwithstanding the contradictions among them. Studying American Jews, then, shows the ways that religion, ethnicity, race, and genetics are profoundly but often invisibly entangled. It concludes by suggesting that attention to this entanglement will help illuminate not only Jews but many others in the American religious landscape. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal of Religion and Society en
dc.relation.isversionof https://dspace2.creighton.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10504/74602/2016-11.pdf?sequence=1 en
dc.subject Judaism en
dc.subject race en
dc.subject ethnicity en
dc.subject United States en
dc.subject genetics en
dc.title Half-Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identifications en
dc.type Article en


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