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Date: 2018
Author(s): Lev Ari, Lilach
Date: 2013
Abstract: This paper describes and analyzes the multiple ethnic identities
and identifications among first-generation Jewish Israeli immigrants
in Europe, and specifically in London and Paris, by means of closedend
questionnaires (N=114) and in-depth semi-structured interviews
(N=23).

Israelis who live in Europe are strongly attached to Israel and are
proud to present themselves as Israelis. Despite their place of residence,
these Israelis, particularly those residing in London and over the age
of 35, manage to find ways to preserve their Israeli identity. They also
perceive the need to expose their children to other Israelis as another
means of preventing assimilation. On the other hand, those who are
under the age of 35, and in particular those residing in Paris, have less
opportunity or less need to maintain their Israeli identity in Europe.
The older Israelis in London are also somewhat more integrated with
the proximal host and have a stronger Jewish identity than do younger
Israelis, particularly those residing in Paris. Living in Europe allows
Israelis to flourish economically without having to identify with or
belong to a cultural and social ethnic niche. The ethnic identity of
first-generation Israeli immigrants in Europe is multifaceted. While it
is primarily transnational, it is also dynamic and constantly changing
though various interactions and is, of course, susceptible to current
local and global political and economic events. For younger Israeli
immigrants, assimilation into the non-Jewish population appears to be
a possible form of identity and identification. This assimilation may be
moderated among young adults who build bridges with local Jewish
communities in tandem with their transnational formal connections
with Israel, a process that can benefit both sides. Such a process - the
reconstruction of ethnic Israeli-Jewish identity and collaborative
identification with local Jews - has the potential to strengthen and
enhance the survivability of European Jewry at large.
Author(s): Laguerre, Michel S.
Date: 2008
Abstract: Global Neighborhoods analyzes the organization of everyday life and the social integration of contemporary Jewish neighborhoods in Paris, London, and Berlin. Concentrating on the post-Holocaust era, Michel S. Laguerre explains how each urban diasporic site has followed a different path of development influenced by the local milieu in which it is incorporated. He also considers how technology has enabled extraterritorial relations with Israel and other diasporic enclaves inside and outside the hostland.

Shifting the frame of reference from assimilation theory to globalization theory and the information technology revolution, Laguerre argues that Jewish neighborhoods are not simply transnational social formations, but are fundamentally transglobal entities. Connected to multiple overseas diasporic sites, their interactions reach beyond their homelands, and they develop the logic of their social interactions inside this larger network of relationships. As with all transglobal communities, there is constant movement of people, goods, communications, ideas, images, and capital that sustains and adds vibrancy to everyday life. Since all are connected through the network, Laguerre contends that the variable shape of the local is affected by and affects the global.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Neighborhood Globalization

2. Paris’s Jewish Quarter: Unmade, Remade, and Transformed

3. Berlin’s Jewish Quarter: The Local History of the Global

4. London’s Jewish Neighborhoods: Nodes of Global Networks

5. Residential Districts Versus Business Districts

6. The Jewish Quarter as a Global Chronopolis

7. Paris’s City Hall and the Jewish Quarter

8. Heritage Tourism: The Jewish Quarter as a Theme Park

9. The Jewish Quarter, Other Diasporic Sites, and Israel

10. Information Technology and the Jewish Neighborhood

11. Neighborhoods of Globalization

Conclusion: Global Neighborhoods in the Global Metropolis

Notes
References
Index
Date: 2008
Author(s): Gold, Steven J.
Date: 2002
Translated Title: The Jewish Condition in France
Date: 2009
Abstract: Les juifs furent longtemps des patriotes ardents. Ceux qui, dans le passé, se désignaient eux-mêmes comme des « israélites » s’étaient toujours comportés comme des citoyens modèles, affirmant haut et fort leur patriotisme et réinterprétant le judaïsme sur un mode essentiellement spirituel. Aujourd’hui, la République s’affaiblit, l’antisémitisme de l’extrême-gauche rejoint l’antisémitisme traditionnel de l’extrême-droite, l’insécurité grandit. Comment les juifs réagissent-ils ? Assiste-t-on à l’émergence d’une nouvelle condition juive en France ? C’est à ces questions qu’une enquête par questionnaires réalisée auprès d’un échantillon de la population juive à Strasbourg, Toulouse et dans la région parisienne, apporte des réponses objectives. Mais l’analyse de la situation actuelle ne peut négliger la réflexion plus large, à la fois historique et sociologique, sur les transformations actuelles des rapports entre les identités ethnico-religieuses et la citoyenneté. L’exemple des juifs peut aussi être un révélateur. Doit-on voir dans les inquiétudes de tous et dans la tentation du repli sur soi d’une partie des juifs le signe d’une « ethnicisation » ou d’une « communautarisation » croissante de la société démocratique ? Cette enquête montre pourtant qu’entre la tentation de vivre entre soi et celle d’intervenir en tant que juifs dans l’espace public, la majorité des juifs français tente d’élaborer ce qu’on peut appeler un « nouvel israélitisme ».
Author(s): Balland, C.
Date: 1997
Author(s): Simon, Patrick
Date: 2000