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By Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps

Europe is in the course of a speedy political and monetary unification. What does this suggest for the Jewish minority - numbering under 2 million humans and nonetheless struggling with the aftermath of the Shoah? Will the Jewish groups perform Europe's daring enterprise with out risking overall assimilation? Are they vivid adequate to shape a brand new Jewish middle along Israel and the yank Jewish group, or are they hopelessly divided and on a "Road to Nowhere"? assorted views are envisioned, on the subject of demographical, cultural and sociological features. This quantity offers intriguing, thorough and debatable solutions through popular students from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin the USA - a lot of them additionally devoted to neighborhood Jewish neighborhood development. This publication can be on hand in paperback.

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7 In Table 4, forty countries are distributed in five groups (quintiles) ranked by the respective HDI in 2005. Their overall Jewish population as well as the ratio of Jews to total population are compared in 1970 through 2008. The evolution over time of Jewish population size was clearly entirely different in the five strata of countries. Countries with the higher level 7 For a discussion of global trends, see: DellaPergola, Rebhun and Tolts, 2005: 61–95; for a similar review of trends in Latin America see Autonomy and Dependency: DellaPergola, 2008b: 47–80.

The latter is in turn affected by the number of births in previous years, by international migration, and to some extent in contemporary societies also 8 See the monumental work of Leitenberg, 2005. See also DellaPergola, 1989: 303–336. 28 sergio dellapergola Table 5. Metropolitan areas in Europe with largest core Jewish populations, 2008 Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 6 Most metropolitan areas include extended inhabited territory and several municipal authorities around central city.

In: Golem. EuropäischJüdisches Magazin. htm (February 25, 2010). 38 gabriel sheffer between Jews and Christians and even with Moslems (whose numbers are dramatically increasing in Europe). The optimists argue that a Jewish-Christian-Moslem dialogue is desirable and feasible, and may reduce the recrudescent anti-Semitism in some European countries (especially France and Italy). Furthermore, advocates of this approach claim that many European Jews of diverse personal and social backgrounds are returning to Judaism and renewing their ties with the community along modern and post-modern lines.

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