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Fishman, Sylvia Barack 1942-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 5,462 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Comparative studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1172, 305.8924073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sylvia Barack Fishman
Jewish life and American culture by Sylvia Barack Fishman( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, marriage, and Jewish families : paradoxes of a social revolution( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrates the complex and diverse ways that Jews in the United States and Israel are reshaping dating, marriage, and family life-with some surprising consequences. The concepts of gender, love, and family-as well as the personal choices regarding gender-role construction, sexual and romantic liaisons, and family formation-have become more fluid under a society-wide softening of boundaries, hierarchies, and protocols. Sylvia Barack Fishman gathers the work of social historians and legal scholars who study transformations in the intimate realms of partnering and family construction among Jews. Following a substantive introduction, the volume casts a broad net. Chapters explore the current situation in both the United States and Israel, attending to what once were considered unconventional household arrangements-including extended singlehood, cohabitating couples, single Jewish mothers, and GLBTQ families-along with the legal ramifications and religious backlash. Together, these essays demonstrate how changes in the understanding of male and female roles and expectations over the past few decades have contributed to a social revolution with profound-and paradoxical-effects on partnering, marriage, and family formation. This diverse anthology-with chapters focusing on demography, ethnography, and legal texts-will interest scholars and students in Jewish studies, women's and gender studies, Israel studies, and American Jewish history, sociology, and culture"--The publisher
A breath of life : feminism in the American Jewish community by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's Jewish women, successfully availing themselves of the increased educational and occupational opportunities that feminism has encouraged, feel a new sense of self and entitlement. Yet as feminist advances have opened possibilities, they also have called into question traditional roles. The challenge to Jewish women today is to preserve the Jewish community and guarantee its survival while creating meaningful new social and spiritual models that respond to feminist enlightenment. Drawing on interviews with Jewish women from eighteen to eighty across the United States, as well as on new demographic data, scholarship, literature, and media, A Breath of Life explores the full panorama of contemporary options for Jewish women striving to combine community family and individual needs. Through the voices of these women, Sylvia Barack Fishman demonstrates the ways feminism has transformed both their secular and spiritual lives. Ceremonies such as bat mitzvah, which accepts women into the Jewish fold, are now widely practiced, and girls receive as much Jewish education as boys. The vast majority of adult women pursue both vocational and avocational interests, marry and have children, and choose their own religious options. A Breath of Life charts the course these women navigate, and explores the challenges and pleasures they find along the way. Tracing the emergence and development of a distinctly Jewish form of feminism, which has grown alongside the larger feminist movement but which specifically addresses the concerns of Jewish women, Fishman shows how it has done more to revitalize American Judaism than any other factor in the past two decades. Just as Eastern European Jews at the turn of the century and Holocaust survivors after World War II brought a religious intensity to American Jewish communities, today feminism is providing a fresh wave of enthusiastic reinterpretation and participation in American Jewish life. From study groups, to participation in services, to leadership in the community Jewish women are more involved than ever in Jewish life
Double or nothing? : Jewish families and mixed marriage by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores family dynamics in order to illuminate the larger social and psychological dimensions of mixed marriages. Stories of 254 mixed-married intermarried and converted adults, how their religious identity evolved over the course of marriage
Follow my footprints : changing images of women in American Jewish fiction by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology focuses on women in Jewish fiction and presents a vivid panorama of Jewish life in the United States over the past one hundred years
The way into the varieties of Jewishness by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For everyone who wants to understand the varieties of Jewish identity, it boundaries and inclusions, this book shows the way into an essential aspect of Judaism and allows you to interact directly with the sacred texts of the Jewish tradition"--Inside cover
Changing Jewish life : service delivery and planning in the 1990s( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relatively speaking : constructing identity in Jewish and mixed married families by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish and something else : a study of mixed-married families by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the major findings of the listening to learn qualitative study of Jewish family life. The study reports on the outlooks of individuals and family units, analyzes their Ethnoreligious identity constructions, and
Negotiating both sides of the hyphen : coalescence, compartmentalization, and American-Jewish values by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real Americans : the evolving identities of American Jews by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermarriage and American Jews today : new findings and policy implications : a summary report( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choosing Jewish : conversations about conversion by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than chemistry : the romantic choices of American Jews by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The watered garden and the bride of God : patterns of biblical imagery in poems of Spenser, Milton and Blake by Sylvia Barack Fishman( )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing minds : feminism in contemporary Orthodox Jewish life by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination Jewish Feminsim in the Orthodox community
Learning about learning : insights on contemporary Jewish education from Jewish population studies by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did Jewish family education arise, and why did it take a revised approach within the last 20 years? what changes have occurred in the larger Society to cause leaders to recognize a need for multi-generational group education?
When they are grown they will not depart : Jewish education and the Jewish behavior of American adults by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extent and type of formal Jewish education are clearly related to levels of Jewish affiliation and activism even after other influences, such as age, branch of Judaism in which a person was raised, and generations during which
Teach your children when they are young : contemporary Jewish education in the United States by Alice Goldstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the denomination of the homes in which they are being raised, the religious composition of the household, the level of ritual practice in the home, and the Jewish education of their parents
Jewish households, Jewish homes : serving American Jews in the 1990's by Sylvia Barack Fishman( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jewish life and American culture
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A breath of life : feminism in the American Jewish communityDouble or nothing? : Jewish families and mixed marriageFollow my footprints : changing images of women in American Jewish fictionThe way into the varieties of JewishnessChanging Jewish life : service delivery and planning in the 1990s
Alternative Names
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ברק פישמן, סילביה

פישמן, סילביה ברק 1942-

Languages
English (86)