The Nation: THE RANGE OF AMERICAN JEWRY

American Jews, like any other group, resist easy classification and generalizations. They are fragmented by differences of class and religion, geography and background, education and lifestyle. In many ways, an Orthodox Jew may inhabit a world apart from a Reform Jew; a Jew from Germany may have less in common with a Jew from Eastern Europe than with non-Jews. Yet Jews are united on many issues. Fundamental is education. No other ethnic group sends so many of its sons and daughters to college. While only one-fourth of the general population that is 25...

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