Partrilineality

By Sheldon Zimmerman

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, December 24, 1993

Patrilineality gives the father an equal claim to the Jewish identity of his child, as well as the responsibility to raise that child as a Jew. However, the author argues that Jewish identity should be based on one's actions and commitment to living a Jewish life, not solely on one's birth.

Topic: Halakha, Reform Judaism, Parenthood, Continuity, Jewish Law, Men, Jewish Identification, Education, Affiliation, Jewish Continuity, Women, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.464

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zimmerman, Sheldon. Partrilineality. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 24 December 1993: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7446


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