Jewish Identity and Ethnic Ambivalence: The Challenge for Clinical Practice
Publication Date: December 1983
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Barbara Breitman
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Gender; Social Work
Coverage: United States
For many Jewish clients, these conflicts around masculinity and femininity are often just below the surface. They affect individual self-esteem and dramatically interfere with parenting and marital relationships. During this period of profound social change in male-female relationships, we are more vulnerable, as Jews, to current stresses to whatever extent, subtle or overt, we view ourselves as less than ideal men and women.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60: 2.