Intermarriage and Rabbinic Officiation

By Egon Mayer

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1989

Whether rabbinic officiation at mixed marriages in fact has consequences for the future Jewishness of the couples involved is a matter of conjecture. To shed light on this issue, the present study offers some data from a survey of intermarried couples, both conversionary and mixed. It compares certain measures of Jewish identification in mixed-married couples and in conversionary families. It also compares these measures in mixed-married couples who were married by rabbis and those who were not either because a rabbi refused them or because they never asked a rabbi.

Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Family

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mayer, Egon. Intermarriage and Rabbinic Officiation. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1989: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2894


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