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Understanding perceptions of contemporary antisemitism among Orthodox Jews in London

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May 28 2021

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Communal statistics and media reports reflect that there has been a resurgence of antisemitism. This paper explores whether this evidenced rise of antisemitism is effecting the Jewish community, in particular the Orthodox Jewish community. It elucidates the perceptions of Orthodox Jews in North London about the scale and significance of antisemitism. The study, which was informed by sociological framework, employed a qualitative approach using 28 semi-structured interviews and 5 focus groups. This article is important because it explores whether the perceptions of antisemitism were accentuated among this prime target group. This paper will first consider the shift in the manifestation of antisemitism which has been noted by Orthodox Jews. Second, this paper will consider the various contributory factors which influenced the framing of those varied perceptions.

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Flax, Maya Understanding perceptions of contemporary antisemitism among Orthodox Jews in London. Ethnic and Racial Studies. May 28 2021:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1080/01419870.2021.1924389