Celebration & Renewal: Rites of Passage in Judaism

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Index
Aaron, 30
Abiyah, 168
abortifacts, 16
abortion, 6, 16-19, 23
elective, 17, 19
political advocacy and, 16, 19
psychiatric considerations and, 18-19
women's health and, 16-19
Abraham, 20, 25, 59, 73-74, 95, 96, 106, 170, 203
Adam, 15, 58-59, 93, 109, 112, 113, 168
Adiabene, 77
Adler, Morris, 34-35, 51n
adolescence, 5, 7, 53-70
autonomy and independence in, 54- 55, 56-61, 68-69
communication in, 55-57, 68-69
community life in, 66-68
conformity sought in, 54
decision making in, 54-55, 59, 68-69
developmental goals in, 54-55
economic considerations in, 59
family experience and, 55-61, 62, 67, 68-69
idealism and vision of, 60, 61, 67
individual rights in, 54, 56
insecurities of, 54
Jewish tradition and, 58-68
jobs in, 55, 59, 68
nature of, 53-55, 69
organized activity in, 63-64, 66-68
parental relations in, 55-57, 59-61, 63-64, 68-69
personal identity and, 54, 60
physical changes in, 54
rebelliousness in, 58, 59, 60-61;
responsibilities of, 60, 62-63, 68
rites of passage in, 61-66
self-acceptance in, 58, 60
social and sports activities in, 66, 67
testing parental values in, 55-56, 58- 61
adoption, 22-25, 239
blood ties and, 22-23, 24
conversion and, 78, 86
of non-Jewish babies, 7, 23-25, 78
adultery, 26, 99, 115, 117, 153, 155, 177
aging, 8, 9, 55, 202-25
affirmation and celebration of, 218, 220-21
blessings and rewards of, 203-4
concepts of, 133-37
dependency and, 214, 222
experience of time and, 218
health care and, 211, 226
Jewish tradition and, 214-20
loss and incapacity in, 203, 205-7, 211, 212, 216-19, 221, 222
mitzvot and, 203, 214-17
negative attitudes toward, 213-14
opportunities and challenges of, 220- 23
see also elderly people
Agudath Yisrael, 192
Agunah, 161
agunah, 105, 151, 160, 161, 162
Ahaziah, 168
Ahiyah of Shilo, 168
AIDS, 9, 171-72, 196n-97n
Akiba, Rabbi, 74, 117, 153, 170, 207
alcohol, 55, 57, 169
alimony, 152
aliyah, 29, 60, 61, 79, 247
Alzheimer's disease, 178
American Jews, 28, 72
birthrate of, 14
customs of, 21-22, 30, 95
liberal inclinations of, 19, 104

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