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Jewish Communities on the Ohio RiverA History$
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Amy Hill Shevitz

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124308

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124308.001.0001

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The Demise of Community

The Demise of Community

(p.173) CHAPTER 10 The Demise of Community
Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

Amy Hill Shevitz

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the slow demise of the Jewish community during the latter half of the twentieth century. It was during this time when the United States was undergoing a remarkable revival of popular interest in religion as a result of several reasons. One of these was the desire to “nest” and create security in a postwar world. At the same time, the demographic base of small-town Jewish communities was eroding, and after 1950, the Ohio River Valley began to lose its population.

Keywords:   demise, Jewish community, twentieth century, religion, postwar world, demographic base, 1950, Ohio River Valley

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