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Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XIV: Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry: Volume XIV: Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century

Peter Y. Medding

Abstract

How has the Jewish family changed over the course of the 20th century? How has it remained the same? How do Jewish families see themselves — historically, socially, politically, and economically — and how would they like to be seen by others? This volume presents a variety of perspectives on Jewish families coping with life and death in the twentieth century. It is comprised of symposium papers, essays, and review articles of works published on such fundamental subjects as the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, genocide, history, literature, the arts, religion, education, Zionism, Israel, and the Middl ... More

Keywords: Jewish family, Holocaust, anti-Semitism, genocide, Zionism, Israel, Middle East, Americanization, Jewish people, intermarriage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195128208
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128208.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Y. Medding, editor
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Symposium Coping with Life and Death: Jewish Families in the Twentieth Century

Marriage, Americanization and American Jewish Culture, 1900–1920

Riv-ellen Prell (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA)

Making Fragmentation Familiar: Barry Levinson's Avalon

Stephen J. Whitfield (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)

The Economics of Contemporary American Jewish Family Life

Carmel Ullman Chiswick (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO)

The “family-community” Model in Haredi Society

Menachem Friedman (BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY)

Essays

Evangelists in a Strange Land: American Missionaries in Israel, 1948–1967

Yaakov Ariel (UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL)

Review Essays