Jewish and Something Else: A Study of Mixed-Married Families
Publication Date: January 2001
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Sylvia Barack Fishman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Gender; Jewish identification
Coverage: United States
The study demonstrates how the dynamics of Jewish identity within mixed-marriage are particularly ominous for Jewish continuity. The raise of dual-faith homes, practicing a mixture of Judaism and Christianity, brings religious syncretism that undermines the integrity of both faiths. The nature of Jewish identification in such homes is being so radically redefined as to become unrecognizable, forfeiting distinctive Jewish ethos-to say nothing of Jewish continuity.