Jewish Culture in This Time and Place: Judaism vs. Jewishness
Mr. Cohen’s article, it seems to me, fails to touch upon the core of the problem.
If American Jewish culture be defined as those cultural achievements which are produced by the Jews of America, then there is certainly at present, and there will be in the future, a tremendous Jewish culture on this soil, fairly in line with the massive contributions of our people to the national cultures of Germany, France, Austria, and Hungary. However, if men of Jewish birth contribute to American or world culture as Americans and as citizens of the world, there is no special reason or justification for organized Jewish community effort on behalf of such a culture. . . .
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