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The History of Child Placement in the Land of Israel During the Mandate

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Publication Date: June 1980

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)

Author(s): Anita Weiner

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: History; Social Problems; Children

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


The author examines the methods of child welfare service provision in the Yishuv, the Zionist community in the land of Israel during the pre-state British Mandate. She explains that Zionist ideology led child welfare workers to devalue family continuity in an effort to break with child-rearing norms of the past, and asserts that this was probably not the best solution for the overall well-being of the children concerned.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.4, Summer 1980.