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dc.contributor.authorImhoff, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorKelly, Thomas M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-20T22:22:56Z
dc.date.available2016-01-20T22:22:56Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citationImhoff, S. (2016). Half Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identification. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series, 13, 76-89.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1941-8450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/74602
dc.description.abstractDrawing 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_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleHalf Jewish, Just Jewish, and the Oddities of Religious Identificationen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume13en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workSupplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Societyen_US
dc.description.noteReligion and Identityen_US
dc.description.pages76-89en_US


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