Closer to Nothing: Review of Double or Nothing

By Shalom Freedman

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), October 2005

The author review's Sylvia Barack Fishman's "Double or Nothing: Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage", a study of intermarried (Jewish-Gentile) couples and their children in the United States. The author outlines the book's major conclusions, including the diagnosis that intermarriage does not cause declining Jewish identity -- rather, the reverse is true. The author also criticizes the book, claiming that it appears to base its conclusions on some premises which are themselves assimilationist.

Topic: Intermarriage, Publications, Demography, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 17/No. 3-4

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Freedman, Shalom. Closer to Nothing: Review of Double or Nothing. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). October 2005:


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