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Beyond Chrismukkah – The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Samira K. Mehta


The rate of interfaith marriage in the United States has risen so radically since the sixties that it is difficult to recall how taboo the practice once was. How is this development understood and regarded by Americans generally, and what does it tell us about the nation’s religious life? Drawing on ethnographic and historical sources, Samira K. Mehta provides a fascinating analysis of wives, husbands, children, and their extended families in interfaith homes; religious leaders; and the social and cultural milieu surrounding mixed marriages among Jews, Catholics, and Protestants. Mehta’s eye-o ... More

Keywords: Interfaith families, Christian, Jewish, Multiculturalism, Religious diversity, Pluralism, Intermarriage, Culture, Religion, Practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469636368
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samira K. Mehta, author
Albright College