Intermarriage: From a Sociological Perspective

By Nathan Goldberg, Bernard Resnikoff

UJA-Federation of New York, 1965

The attitude of Jewish men and women towards intermarriage has changed throughout the generations, which reflects a change in their values. Contemporary Jewish communities are less tradition-oriented, more this-worldly directed and individual-centered. As a result of that, the intermarriage rate rises. The presenter outlines changing patterns of intermarriage related to periodical social trends and public policies from 1875 till the 1960s. The latest, most influential cause is the "Jewish immigrant" who has been assimilated into the modern, secular, science-oriented American society. A following discussion displays the social-worker point of view towards the intermarriage phenomenon and possible actions he can take in order to deal with it.

Topic: Intermarriage, Tradition, Sociology, Policy, Social Work, Assimilation, Values, Secularism

Name of Publication: Conference on Intermarriage

Page Number(s): 27-76

Funder: Moe and Louis Mark of the Supreme Printing Co., Inc.

Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Goldberg, Nathan. Resnikoff, Bernard. Intermarriage: From a Sociological Perspective. Conference on Intermarriage. UJA-Federation of New York. 1965: 27-76.


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