The Mobilization of Elite Opinion: Rabbi Perceptions of and Responses to Anti‐Semitism Journal Article uri icon



  • One of the persistent problems facing the Jewish community is anti‐Semitism, which has a long, tragic history in the United States and abroad. At the same time, anti‐Semitic acts are probably at their lowest ebb in American history. Using a sample of more than 400 rabbis drawn from the four great movements of American Judaism, we investigate rabbi perceptions of anti‐Semitism in the United States, as well as their attitudinal and behavioral reactions to it. We test and find evidence for the notions that Orthodox rabbis, as well as those connected to and mobilized by Jewish advocacy organizations, perceive anti‐Semitism as a greater problem and concern themselves with the issue more often in their public speech.

publication date

  • September 1, 2003

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • November 4, 2013 10:48 AM

Full Author List

  • Djupe PA; Sokhey AE

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8294

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-5906

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 443

end page

  • 453


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