The Centrality of the Family in Defining Jewish Identity and Identification

By Chaim I. Waxman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1979

The author discusses sociologial studies about how family status affects Jewish identity. He concludes that traditional structures of Jewish family life is of great importance to Jewish survival, and suggests that the organized American Jewish community must assert the priority of marriage and family life without simultaneously stigmatizing and alienating those who do not conform with those values. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.

Topic: Social Issues, Demography, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 55/No. 4

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Waxman, Chaim I. The Centrality of the Family in Defining Jewish Identity and Identification. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1979: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1688


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