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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For More on This Topic
- Works Cited – A bibliography by Dr. Shana Sippy
- Limpieza de Sangre and the ‘Clash of Civilizations’; Or, What Hath the Soul to Do with Racialized Bodies? – A lecture about the racialization of religion by Sylvester Johnson
- Are Jews White? – An article about the overlap between race and religion by Atiya Husain
- Members of Whose Tribe? – A podcast about the racialization of Jews by Code Switch
- We Are Family: Rethinking Race in the Jewish Community – A sermon by Rabbi Angela Buchdahl