Shalom bayit—Peace of the Home: Ritual and Tradition in American Jewish Families
family, Jewish families, Judaism, marriage, parenting, qualitative research, religiosity
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Kelley, Heather H.; LeBaron, Ashley B.; Sussman, Lance J.; Fagan, Jay; Dollahite, David C.; and Marks, Loren D., "Shalom bayit—Peace of the Home: Ritual and Tradition in American Jewish Families" (2018). Faculty Publications. 4841.
Marriage & Family Review
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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