Title

Shalom bayit—Peace of the Home: Ritual and Tradition in American Jewish Families

Keywords

family, Jewish families, Judaism, marriage, parenting, qualitative research, religiosity

Abstract

Utilizing a sample of 30 regionally diverse families (N = 75 individuals) belonging to various branches of Judaism, we qualitatively explored how Judaism enhanced and facilitated participants’ general life strengths and relational strengths (i.e., marriage and parenting). Based on our findings, Jewish rituals, traditions, and observances had a positive influence on participants’ personal lives and family relationships. A sense of duty and responsibility felt toward Jewish observance and to family relationships seemed to facilitate much of this influence.

Original Publication Citation

*Kelley, H. H., *LeBaron, A. B., Sussman, L. J., Fagan, J., Dollahite, D. C., & Marks, L. D. (2018). Shalom bayit—peace of the home: Ritual and tradition in American Jewish families. Marriage and Family Review, 54, 706-718.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-07-02

Publisher

Marriage & Family Review

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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