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The Jewish Family: Continuity and Change

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Publication Date: January 1983

Publisher(s): Sage Publications, inc.

Author(s): Arnold Dashefsky; Irvin M. Levine

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: American Jews; Family; Marriage

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


A discussion of the evolutionary changes of the Jewish family requires an understanding of the dramatic transformations of Jewish societal and communal life across history. An overview of that history is provided to demonstrate effects on the continuity of the Jewish community and the persistence of Jewish identity to which the family has been linked as the central institution.