Between Tradition and Modernity: The Contemporary Family and Jewish Values

By Steven Bayme

American Jewish Committee (AJC), KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1994

The moral value of the family generally, work-family issues, the Jewish birthrate, divorce and intermarriage, all evoke the issue of the Jews' relationship to modem culture and their willingness to set limits to modernization, the author asserts. He explores these issues, concluding that neither a complete rejection nor a complete embrace of modern universal culture is desirable. Rather, he contends, the community must both clarify the values and benefits inherent in tradition and acknowledge that some limits to modernity are unavoidable.

Topic: Culture, Family, Assimilation, Values

Name of Publication: The Jewish Family and Jewish Continuity

Page Number(s): 261-271

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bayme, Steven. Between Tradition and Modernity: The Contemporary Family and Jewish Values. The Jewish Family and Jewish Continuity. American Jewish Committee (AJC),KTAV Publishing House, Inc.. 1994: 261-271. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3550


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