The Aging Jewish Community: The Dynamics of Choice


Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Gerald B. Bubis

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: American Jews; Socioeconomic Status; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


It is foolhardy to ignore history. Not all societies have always honored the elderly. If, in a utilitarian-oriented society, obsolescence is a goal, no one can assure that the obsolescent elderly may not be discarded as efficiently as are many other items in our society. It is just as foolhardy to be passive and not try to create history.