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The Challenges Facing British Jewry 


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February 2011



The challenges facing British Jewry now are little different from those that have faced Diaspora Jewry generally over the past one hundred years or more, namely, the twin problems of assimilation and anti-Semitism. The author argues that there need be no fears about the Jewish identity of the strictly Orthodox community in the UK. The key to whether British Jewry can arrest its decline will be the performance of the other sections, and particularly the centrist Orthodox communities. Their challenge is to show that a Jewish lifestyle that is not strictly Orthodox can ensure Jewish continuity. 



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Wagner, Leslie The Challenges Facing British Jewry . Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. February 2011:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-uk124