Mixed Marriage and Post-Soviet Aliyah


Publication Date: December 2003

Publisher: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Author(s): Mark Tolts

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics; Social conditions

Keywords: Immigration; Jewish Continuity; Intermarriage; FSU

Type: Other


In this paper we shall study the incidence of mixed marriage in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and the role of demographic peculiarities of the Jewish marriage market in the spread of mixed marriage. Special attention will be devoted to the offspring of mixed couples and their ethnic affiliation. The relatively high proportion of non-Jews in the aliyah movement from the FSU as a consequence of mixed marriage will also be examined.