Jewish Identities and the Co-constitution of “Race” and “Religion”:

How do the categories of “race” and “religion” fall short when talking about Jews and other people?

Dr. Shana Sippy

Contemporary conversations about American Jewish identity and race have a place within a broader contextual and historical framework, complicating Jewish discourse and public understanding of racial and religious identities.

Explore some of the ways that scholars think about the formation of the categories of race and religion, and how they map onto notions of Jewish identity in the past and present through distinct case studies.

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