Sociology of Jewry

The sociology of Jewry involves the application of sociological theory and method to the study of the Jewish people and the Jewish religion. Sociologists are concerned with the social patterns within Jewish groups and communities; American Jewry, Israeli Jews and Jewish life in the diaspora. Sociological studies of the Jewish religion include religious membership, ritual and denominational patterns. Notable journals include Jewish Social Studies, The Jewish Journal of Sociology and Contemporary Jewry.

Jewish people and culture in society. Top-left: A picture of the Jewish Community Centre in Japan. Top-right: A woman reading at the Western Wall in East Jerusalem. Bottom-left: A Jewish bride and her family. Bottom-right: Princes Road Synagogue in Liverpool, UK.

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