Browse By:

Friday October 19, 2018 Login |Register

A Project of

sponsored by

Jewish and Something Else: A Study of Mixed-Married Families

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Sylvia Barack Fishman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: American Jews; Gender; Jewish identification

Type: Report

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.