The Rappaport Center publishes two series:

I. Research and Position Papers, authored by outstanding scholars and experts. These papers present original and interesting findings concerning issues pertaining to assimilation and Jewish identity. Written at a high level of cultural and conceptual analysis, they are nevertheless not ‘ivory tower’ research; they bear operational implications for ameliorating and improving real-life situations. These is an invaluable and original series, constituting a significant addition to the collection of any public and research library and to the bookshelves of individuals interested in, or concerned with, the future of the Jewish people. Each booklet costs $8-10. To date, the following publications have appeared in this series:

Israeli Assimilation: The Absorption of Non-Jews into Israeli Society and its Influence on the Collective Identity [Hebrew]
The Full Text: 1 2 3 4

Asher Cohen

   

A Critique of Jewish Identity Discourse [Hebrew]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Avi Sagi

   

Halakhic Responses to Assimilation [Hebrew]
The Full Text: 1 2 3 4

Ariel Picard

   

Training American Orthodox Rabbis to Play a Role in Confronting Assimilation: Programs, Methodologies and Directions [English]
The Full Text: 1 2 3 4

Adam Ferziger

   

Making the Jewish Canon Accessible to Our Generation [Hebrew/English]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Yedidia Z. Stern

   

Psychological Aspects of Identity Formation and Their Implications for Understanding the Concept of Jewish Identity: A Review of the Scientific Literature [Hebrew]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Michal Tur-Kaspa,
Dana Pereg,
Mario Mikulincer

   

"The Jewish Story": The Meaning of Jewish Identity and the Factors Shaping it Among Jewish Youth in Mexico City and Tashkent [Hebrew]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Dana Pereg,
Mario Mikulincer
Maya Aksakalov

   

"The Quintessential Dilemma": American Jewish Responses to Intermarriage [Hebrew/English]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Gerald Cromer

   

"Jewishness" in Postmodernity: The Case of Sweden [Hebrew/English]
The Full Text: 1 2 3 4

Lars Dencik

   

Assimilation in Italy and the methods of confronting it [Hebrew/Italian]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Yaakov A. Lattes

   

The Rosenzweig Lehrhaus: Proposal for a Jewish House of Study in Kassel Inspired by Franz Rosenzweig’s Frankfurt Lehrhaus [English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Ephraim Meir

   

The Emergence of the Community Kollel: A New Model for Addressing Assimilation [English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Adam S. Ferziger

   

Caucasus Jews in Daghestan: Identity and Survival [Hebrew]
The Full Text: 1 2

Chen Bram

   

To be a Jew - Brener: An Existentialist Jew [Hebrew]

Avi Sagi

   

Tikkun Olam: Engaged Spirituality and Jewish Identity
[English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Gerald Cromer

   

Identity, Assimilation and Revival: Ethno-Social Processes within the Jewish Population of the Former Soviet Union
[Hebrew/English]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Zeev Khanin
Velvl Chernin

   

Israeli Emigrants Abroad: Jewish Continuity or Assimilation
[Hebrew]
The Full Text: 1 2

Lilach Lev-Ari

   

The Jews of France at the Turn of the Third Millenium: Identity and Values
[English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Erik Cohen

   

Centered on Study: Typologies of the American Community Kollel
[English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Adam Ferziger

   

Jews in Finland - A Study of Jewish Education and Identity
[English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Semy Kahan

   


II. Field Reports provide insights and information with regard to specific issues of Jewish life and give a voice to local community members addressing those issues in a straightforward manner. The insights expressed in these publications aim at motivating Jewish communities and leaders to take a new look at the strengths and weaknesses of the ways in which they have until now related to community life – and encourage them to seriously consider and implement new strategies, better suited to ensuring the future of the ancient Jewish people in today’s turbulent times. Each booklet costs $4. To date, the following publications have appeared in this series:

Threat and Opportunity: Assimilation and Response Amongst Basel's Jews [English]

Valerie Rhein

 

Jewish Identity Patterns and Assimilation Trends Among Young Adult Jews in Hungary [English]

David Bitter

 

Why Don't They Participate? A Short Voyage into the Hearts, Minds and Concerns of the Jews of Subotica, Yugoslavia [English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Sara Stojkovic

 

A Lively Community: The Liberal Jewish Community of Amsterdam [English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Clary Rooda

 

Jewish Education in the Czech Republic: A Case Study of the Lauder Schools in Prague [English]
The Full Text: 1 2

Tereza Gafna Foltynova

 

The Subbotniks [Hebrew/English]
The Full Text: 1 2 3

Velvl Chernin

   


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