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  • Fewer marriages and fewer children means fewer Jews doing Jewish

    (JTA) — On Jan. 16, 1949, Toby Fassman married Max Cohen (Steven M. Cohen’s parents, now both of blessed memory). At 24, Toby was among the last of her circle of friends in Brooklyn to marry, and several jokingly remarked that Max had rescued her from lifelong singlehood. Today, if a 24-year-old Jewish woman were…

  • Op-Ed: Risk aversion is risky business

    The willingness to open a conversation about the sweeping postponement of marriage and childbearing by young American Jews is a risk worth taking, writes Brandeis professor and author Sylvia Barack Fishman.