Publication Date: December 1984
Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Jay Brodbar-Nemzer
Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions
Keywords: Family; Jewish Identification; Demography
Coverage: New York
This article analyzes the data in the 1981 Greater New York Population Study. These data suggest that those Jews who have the least commitment and involvement are at the greatest risk to divorce. This group provides the most difficult challenge. Although the wholesale return to traditional Judaism among American Jewry is unlikely, the values and principles at the basis of traditional Judaism still may serve as a valuable resource for those desiring to promote family stability and integrity.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.61 no.2, Winter 1984.