Jewish Identity: Its Use for Clinical Purposes

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Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Fred Berl

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Family; Values

Type: Report

Coverage: Maryland


This article explores the role that Jewish identity plays when shaping one’s values and beliefs. The author argues that a Jewish person should preserve his/her culture and identity, particularly because of the evidence that many families who do not, often struggle and raise children who experience distress in their adolescent years.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 52:4