What is a Jewish Family? Changing Rabbinic Views
Publication Date: January 2005
Publisher(s): Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.
Author(s): Jack Wertheimer
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Family; Marriage
Coverage: United States
Over the past few decades, changing social patterns within the American Jewish community have prompted a reconsideration of questions concerning the nature of the Jewish family: its purpose, composition and proper roles. What follows is a thumbnail sketch of the most contentious issues and the arguments employed by the proponents of change.