Ethnic groups in Canada may be successful, persecuted, cohesive, or endangered; only Canada's Jews appear to embody all of these characteristics simultaneously. Canadian Jewry is enduringly fascinating, worth knowing about because the community is an archetype of multiculturalism as itconfronts the difficulties and advantages of ethnicity in the modern world. By examining the achievements of the community, and the challenge of its attempt to survive the exigencies of modern life, The Jews in Canada clarifies not only the evolution of Canada's Jewish community but also theevolution of ethnicity in Canadian society.
Robert J. Brym is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Morton Weinfeld is Professor of Sociology, McGill University, Montreal. William Shaffir is Professor of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. All three have published widely in the sociology of Jewishcommunities.
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