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Family and Family Values: Mutable or Immutable?

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Kraemer

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: History; Household; Social Patterns; Family

Type: Brief


The author argues against a false assumption that the family, as an entity, should conform to one particular model. He offers examples of Jewish families throughout history as evidence of changing values and trends and asserts that adaptability is evidence of healthy survival instincts.