The Jewish Factor in Remarriage and Stepparenting

By Nathalie Friedman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

A study of Jewish remarried families with school-aged children has found a specific Jewish factor in remarriage. One factor differentiating more from less happily remarried families is the role of Jewish ritual. When there was conflict between ex spouses or between the remarried partners over religious observance, ritual had a divisive effect. Yet, in the absence of that conflict, the majority of those families that had made a positive adjustment to remarriage used Jewish ritual and observance as a binding force.

Topic: Intermarriage, Family, Religion

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Nathalie. The Jewish Factor in Remarriage and Stepparenting. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994:


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