Marriage Patterns in the Melbourne Jewish Community

By Walter M. Lippman

Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 1977

This report examines current marriage trends within the Melbourne Jewish community at a time which the author argues is critical in the life of individual Jews and which will also project vitally into the future. The author concludes that the future of Melbourne Jewry rests upon the generation of young people currently aged 10-20, arguing that the community will only survive in strength if the marriage arrangements of this relatively small group of people lead them to marry Jewish partners. The author acknowledges that the current marriage rate indicates that a substantial number of young Jews find their partners outside the fold of Melbourne's Jewish community, thus Melbourne must be prepared to face the human problems associated with out-marriages as well as the sociological and religious aspects affecting the community as a whole and its future.

Topic: Intermarriage, Community Relations, Demography, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography)

Editor: DellaPergola, Sergio , Glikson, Paul , Schmelz, Uziel

Page Number(s): 235-250

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lippman, Walter M. Marriage Patterns in the Melbourne Jewish Community. Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography). Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1977: 235-250.


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