The Jews in Canada

Paperback | April 26, 2010

EditorRobert J. Brym, William Shaffir, Morton Weinfeld

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Ethnic groups in Canada may be successful, persecuted, cohesive, or endangered; only Canada's Jews appear to embody all of these characteristics simultaneously. Canadian Jewry is enduringly fascinating, worth knowing about because the community is an archetype of multiculturalism as itconfronts the difficulties and advantages of ethnicity in the modern world. By examining the achievements of the community, and the challenge of its attempt to survive the exigencies of modern life, The Jews in Canada clarifies not only the evolution of Canada's Jewish community but also theevolution of ethnicity in Canadian society. The Wynford edition includes a comprehensive new introduction by the editors updating key findings for the twenty-first century.

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Ethnic groups in Canada may be successful, persecuted, cohesive, or endangered; only Canada's Jews appear to embody all of these characteristics simultaneously. Canadian Jewry is enduringly fascinating, worth knowing about because the community is an archetype of multiculturalism as itconfronts the difficulties and advantages of ethnic...

Robert J. Brym is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. William Shaffir is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Morton Weinfeld is Professor of Sociology at McGill University, Montreal. All three have published widely in the sociology of Jewish communities.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.15 inPublished:April 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction to the Wynford Edition by the EditorsRobert J. Brym: PrefacePart One: Canadian Jews in Comparative PerspectiveMorton Weinfeld: IntroductionGerald Tulchinsky: The Contours of Canadian Jewish HistoryRobert J. Brym: The Rise and Decline of Canadian Jewry?Jay Brodbar-Nemzer, Steven M. Cohen, Allan Reitzes, Charles Shahar, and Gary Tobin: An Overview of the Canadian Jewish CommunityPart Two: Anti-SemitismRobert J. Brym: IntroductionCyril Levitt and William Shaffir: The Swastika as Dramatic Symbol: A Case-Study of Ethnic Violence in CanadaGabriel Weimann and Conrad Winn: Hate on Trial: The Zundel Affair, The Media, Public Opinion in CanadaRobert J. Brym and Rhonda Lenton: The Distribution of Anti-Semitism in Canada in 1984Part Three: CultureWilliam Shaffir: IntroductionWilliam Shaffir: Separation from the Mainstream in Canada: The Hassidic Community of TashMorton Weinfeld and Phyllis Zelkowitz: Reflections on the Jewish Polity and Jewish EducationLeo Davids: Yiddish in Canada: Picture and ProspectsPart Four: Intercommunal RelationsMorton Weinfeld: IntroductionMorton Weinfeld: The Jews of Quebec: An OverviewHarold Troper and Morton Weinfeld: Jewish-Ukranian Relations in Canada since World War II and the Emergence of the Nazi War Criminal IssueMorton Weinfeld: The Ethnic Sub-Economy: Explication and Analysis of a Case Study of the Jews of MontrealRobert J. Brym, Michael Gillespie, and A.R. Gillis: Anomie, Opportunity, and the Density of Ethnic Ties: Another View of Jewish Outmarriage in CanadaPart Five: PoliticsRobert J. Brym: IntroductionHarold M. Waller: The Canadian Jewish Polity: Power and Leadership in the Jewish CommunityJean Laponce: Left of Centre? The Canadian Jewish Electorate, 1953-1983David Taras and Morton Weinfeld: Continuity and Criticism: North American Jews in IsraelPart Six: The Family and the Changing Role of Jewish WomenMorton Weinfeld: IntroductionLeo Davids: Marital Status and Fertility Among Sub-Groups of Canadian JewsSheva Medjuck: If I Cannot Dance to It, It's Not My Revolution: Jewish Feminism in Canada TodayCarolyn Rosenthal: Aging in the Family Context: Are Jewish Families Different?Part Seven: MinoritiesWilliam Shaffir: IntroductionSheva Medjuck: Jewish Survival in Small Communities in CanadaJim Torczyner: The Persistence of Invisible Poverty Among Jews in CanadaJean-Claude Lasry: Sephardim and Ashkenazim in MontrealRoberta L. Markus and Donald V. Schwartz: Soviet Jewish Emigres in Toronto: Ethnic Self-Identity and Issues of IntegrationCyril Levitt and William Shaffir: Aliyah and Return Migration of Canadian Jews: Personal Accounts of Incentives and of Disappointed HopesIndexList of Contributors