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By Olaf Glockner , Anja Kreienbrink Julius H. Schoeps

Europe is in the middle of a quick political and monetary unification. What does this suggest for the Jewish minority - numbering under 2 million humans and nonetheless being affected by the aftermath of the Shoah? Will the Jewish groups perform Europe's daring enterprise with out risking overall assimilation? Are they brilliant adequate to shape a brand new Jewish middle along Israel and the yankee Jewish neighborhood, or are they hopelessly divided and on a "Road to Nowhere"? diverse views are anticipated, in terms of demographical, cultural and sociological points. This quantity presents fascinating, thorough and debatable solutions through well known students from Europe, Israel, North- and Latin the US - a lot of them additionally devoted to neighborhood Jewish group construction. This publication can also be on hand in paperback.

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0 HDI % Change 1990–2005 Figure 8. Jewish population change by HDI change, West vs. East Europe, 1970–1990 and 1990–2008 Balkans, between 1970 and 1989 the relationship between life quality and changes in Jewish population size is not clear, if at all existing. The same relationship becomes instead quite striking between 1990 and 2008. This indicates that with the full opening of the gates of the FSU to migration, the intensity of exodus was definitely and negatively related to the level of development of the respective republics.

Migration to Israel from European countries, 1968–2008 2003 2008 jews in europe: demographic trends 15 Switzerland Italy 250 350 300 200 250 150 200 150 100 100 50 50 0 1968 1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008 FSU 0 1968 1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008 Poland 2000 200000 175000 1500 150000 125000 1000 100000 75000 500 50000 25000 0 1968 0 1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 1968 2008 1973 Romania Hungary 5000 350 1978 1983 1988 1993 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008 300 4000 250 3000 200 150 2000 100 1000 0 1968 50 1973 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998 2003 2008 0 1968 1973 1998 Figure 4.

Schoeps and Olaf Glöckner. 40 gabriel sheffer cultural, social and political forces. Voluntary migration has been enlarging Jewish communities in certain European countries, like Germany and Spain and even in Portugal. 2. Jewish immigration to European countries is coming not only from the homeland, Israel, but as well from the secondary and tertiary movement of Jews from other hostlands, such as from the former Soviet republics to the United States and Western Europe. 3. The identity of Jewish Diaspora core members and some peripheral members (especially those who have been well integrated into their host societies) is based on non-essentialist primordial factors such as genetic factors, the memory of the historical founders of the Jewish nation, collective historical factors, ethno-national-religious-cultural factors, religious observance, ethnic affiliation, and psychological loyalty to the nation.

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