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Jewish life in Poland
Author(s): Konstanty Gebert and Helena Datner
Date: 14 September 2011

A detailed look at Jewish life in Poland based on interviews with a broad range of Polish Jewish leaders.  It highlights the 'multiplier effect' of Jewish heritage programming, and explores the impact of the post-communist Jewish revival on Polish society as a whole. English language version.


Jewish life in Ukraine
Author(s): Darina Privalko
Date: 23 October 2014

A detailed look at Jewish life in Ukraine based on interviews with a broad range of Ukrainian Jewish leaders, which investigates the period from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the civil unrest of 2013 and revolution of 2014. Ukrainian and Russian language versions are also available.


Jewish television: prospects and possibilities
Author(s): Roger Silverstone
Date: 09 February 1998

This paper makes a case for considering television as a catalyst for reinvigorating Jewish culture. Changes in technology can provide a unique opportunity for creating a Jewish presence on television, which should express and enhance Jewish culture as a creative force within society.


Jews and coronavirus
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 31 March 2020

In this short essay, JPR Senior Research Fellow and Director of our European Jewish Demography Unit, Dr Daniel Staetsky, explores why Jews may be rather less vulnerable to coronavirus than average.


Jews and coronavirus in England and Wales
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 22 July 2020

In this paper, JPR Senior Research Fellow Dr Daniel Staetsky outlines our latest thinking on why mortality from COVID-19 among Jews in the UK was uncharacteristically high between March and May 2020, and what factors might stand behind the statistics.


Jews and Jewry in contemporary Hungary
Author(s): András Kovács
Date: 03 February 2004

This report on contemporary Hungarian Jewry was published on the sixtieth anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary.


Jews and other Europeans - Old and new
Author(s): Zygmunt Bauman
Date: 03 June 2008

Zygmunt Bauman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the
University of Leeds and the University of Warsaw. This paper was
given as the Malcolm Hay of Seaton Memorial Lecture in December 2007 in London under the joint auspices of the University of Aberdeen and JPR.


Jews associating with other Jews in Manchester
Author(s): Ernest Schlesinger
Date: 31 December 2003

For a variety of reasons individual associations might grow or dwindle, but overall, the informal recreational associations will continue to be important in Manchester's Jewish social life in the foreseeable future, playing a critical and underrated role in maintaining community cohesion.


Jews in Austria: a demographic and social portrait
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 18 June 2020

This new report by JPR's European Jewish Demography Unit is the first in a series of country-specific studies, and presents in-depth analysis of fertility rates, age distribution data, patterns of Jewish identity, migration and intermarriage rates to predict Austrian Jewry's future.


Jews in Britain: A snapshot from the 2001 Census
Author(s): David Graham, Marlena Schmool, Stanley Waterman
Date: 18 May 2007

This landmark study explores data from the 2001 UK Census, at the time the largest dataset ever gathered on Jews in Britain. It covers a wide range of issues, including geography, age, partnerships, living standards, health, education and employment.