ERIC Number: ED124547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Cultural Patterns among Orthodox Jews as Contrasted to those of Select White Middle Class Christian Americans.
Brenner, Florence; And Others
Christians have a limited understanding of the contemporary Jewish community in its variety, devotion, contribution to character, and perception of its heritage. This research project contrasts family cultural patterns of the Orthodox Jew to those of select white middle class Christian families in America (especially Catholics) to help foster intercultural understanding and communication among them. Separate chapters dealing with birth, growing up, marriage, death, child-rearing practices, and kashruth (dietary laws) are compared and contrasted for the Orthodox Jew and the Christian family. A curriculum for Orthodox Jewish culture is presented outlining films, documentaries, novels, and short stories that can be studied to get a better understanding of the Orthodox Jew. Other activities, including a museum visit and celebration on holidays, are suggested. An introduction to a culture capsule and an analysis is presented. A culture capsule is an instructional device consisting of a conversation or descriptive narrative in which specific cultural features identified with a selected group of people are deliberately constructed for the purpose of analysis. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Inst. for Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Studies.
Note: For related documents, see SP 010 168-181; Preliminary edition