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2019 Annual Assessment

Jewish culture is flourishing. Creative work that is varied and compelling, and that engages with the Jewish people’s past, present, and future, is being produced in the world’s two major centers of Jewish life, Israel and the United States. Jewish culture creators in both centers are interacting in meaningful ways; the geographic and cultural distances between them are described in literary texts and on film and television screens – sometimes in stark relief, sometimes deliberately blurred. This review will summarize the past year’s major trends in Jewish culture.