Religious Beliefs of Teenagers and Their Parents: God is In, Gender Difference is Out

By Barry A. Kosmin, Ariela Keysar

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press, 1997

Basing their conclusions on a larger study of Conservative synagogues and their members, the authors examine the religious beliefs of Conservative Jewish teenagers as compared to the beliefs of their parents. They identify a generation gap in three basic areas: group relations, expressed through fear of anti-Semitism (the younger generation is less fearful); religious integrity, particularly in views on intermarriage (of which the younger generation is much more accepting); and belief in God (the younger generation is more likely to believe in God).

Topic: Youth, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Religion, Values

Name of Publication: Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995-6

Editor: Keysar, Ariela , Wertheimer, Jack

Funder: The Mandell L. Berman and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation , The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Genre: Report

Coverage: North America

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kosmin, Barry A. Keysar, Ariela. Religious Beliefs of Teenagers and Their Parents: God is In, Gender Difference is Out. Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995-6. Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) Press. 1997: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3574


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