Journal

The ASSJ's journal, Contemporary Jewry, serves as the single source for the social scientific consideration of world Jewry, its institutions, trends, character, and concerns. In its pages can be found work by leading scholars and important new researchers from North America, Europe, Australasia, and Israel. While much relevant scholarship about Jewry is published in general social science journals, as well as more narrowly focused periodicals, no single scholarly journal focuses primarily on the social scientific study of Jewry.

Over 150 articles have been published in Contemporary Jewry since its inception. Each issue includes articles or review essays across a variety of social science disciplines, including anthropology, demography, economics, education, ethnography, history, politics, population, social psychology, and sociology. In addition, many issues include research notes or important work originally published in Hebrew but translated and made available to the English language reader. Special issues have focused on such topics as the National Jewish Population Survey, Jewish community surveys, Ultra-Orthodox Jews, women in the Holocaust, economic frameworks for understanding Jewry, and Jewry in Israel. Individual articles have ranged from Jewish identity in Syria, the Ukraine, to New Zealand, and Israel; from an analysis of rabbis’ salaries to an historical study of Jewish women physicians in Central Europe; from survey research to ethnography to historical analysis.

Each year Contemporary Jewry includes the Marshall Sklare Award lecture, delivered at the Association of Jewish Studies conference in co-sponsorship with Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, the founding association of the journal, by distinguished scholars chosen to receive the award because of their contributions to the field of the social scientific study of Jewry. The distinguished editorial board reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the journal.

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Table of Contents for current issue (vol. 38, no. 2)

Editor’s Introduction

Harriet Hartman

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Past and Present of Latin American Jewry: A Conceptual Pathway

Judit Bokser Liwerant

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Correction  

Correction to: Past and Present of Latin American Jewry: A Conceptual Pathway

Judit Bokser Liwerant

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Pursuers of Utopia: Response to Judit Bokser Liwerant

Sergio DellaPergola

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Toward a Transnational Approach to the Study of Jewish Latin American Literature and Culture

Naomi Lindstrom

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The Transnational Key: Response to Judit Bokser Liwerant’s 2017 Sklare Lecture

Riv-Ellen Prell

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In the Eyes of Uman Pilgrims: A Vision of Place and Its Inhabitants

Alla Marchenko

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“Our Community is the Coolest in the World”: Chabad and Jewish Nation-Building in Contemporary Russia

Galina Zelenina

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From Wailing to Rebirth: The Development of the Western Wall as an Israeli National Symbol After the Six-Day War

Kobi Cohen-Hattab & Doron Bar

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Research Updates

Helen K. Kim

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Samira K. Mehta: Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Jennifer Thompson

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Rachel Kranson: Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Lauren B. Strauss

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