By Peter Y. Medding
How has the Jewish family members replaced over the process the 20 th century? How has it remained a similar? How do Jewish households see themselves--historically, socially, politically, and economically--and how may they prefer to be visible through others?
This booklet, the fourteenth quantity of Oxford's the world over acclaimed Studies in modern Jewry sequence, offers a number of views on Jewish households dealing with lifestyles and dying within the 20th century. The publication is made from symposium papers, essays, and evaluate articles of works released on such basic topics because the Holocaust, antisemitism, genocide, background, literature, the humanities, faith, schooling, Zionism, Israel, and the center East.
Published every year via the Avraham Harman Institute of latest Jewry on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem, the Studies in modern Jewry sequence good points present scholarship within the kind of symposia, articles, and e-book stories through distinctive specialists of Jewish experiences from faculties and universities around the globe. every one quantity additionally incorporates a record of modern dissertations. Volume XIV: dealing with existence and demise: Jewish households within the 20th Century will entice all scholars and students of the sociocultural historical past of the Jewish humans, in particular these attracted to the character of Jewish intermarriage and/or relatives lifestyles, the altering destiny of the Orthodox Jewish family members, the numerous yet frequent Americanization of the Jewish relations, and related concerns.
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I dedicate this article to the memory of Simon Herman, who was my friend and colleague for many years. 1. See Herbert C. Kelman, "Processes of Opinion Change," Public Opinion Quarterly 25, no. 1 (1961), 57-78; idem, "Patterns of Personal Involvement in the National System: A SocialPsychological Analysis of Political Legitimacy," in International Politics and Foreign Policy, 2nd ed,, ed. James N. Rosenau (New York: 1969), 276-288; idem, "Social Influence and Linkages Between the Individual and the Social System," in Perspectives on Social Power, ed.
First-generation immigrants married one another. Second-generation, American-born were also wed to one another. Old immigrants preferred one another, as did new immigrants. Jews proved to be an exception to the rule of intergroup marriage. Although second-generation Jews in New York City did intermarry at a much higher rate than the first generation, their absolute numbers were very small. 5 percent of firstgeneration Jews of New York intermarried. 5 percent of second-generation Jews intermarried.
He kisses me after each step I walk. The only wish from his heart is to make me a lady. Think only, he is buying me a piano! 14 This news convinces Sara Reisel that her life in Poland has no purpose; she has to go to America where Hannah Heyeh, a young woman Sara Reisel judged less attractive than herself, has had her fate radically altered. America affords the possibility of marriage to a loving, attentive man who offers leisure and the high culture of piano lessons. 15 Hannah Heyeh's letter is reminiscent of the letters written by real-life immigrants, as well as by other fictional characters, that inspired recipients to try their luck at pursuing different fates in the New World.