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The Jewish family today proposes what he calls a
must learn to use tradi- "mediating family model,"
tional values of Judaism in wich family members
while adjusting to modern struggle to find "an exquis-
cultural trends, according ite balance between the
to Dr. Norman Linzer, a pro- parents' authority and the
fessor at Yeshiva Univer- children's independence."
sity's Wurzweiler School of
"The mediating family
tries to preserve-some of the
Dr. Linzer's book, The components of the tradition,
Jewish Family: Authority while, simultaneously, it
and Tradition in Modern engages in conversation
Perspective, was recently with modern cultural
published by Human Sci- trends," Dr. Linzer said.
ences Press in New York
Mediating between mod-
ern ideas and traaditional
In that book, Dr. Linzer ideals is not easy, Dr. Linzer
deals with the conflicts that
arise in the Jewish family
when_ traditional parental
authority is in conflict with
the modern independence of
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According to Dr. Linzer,
this conflict in the Jewish hit, in color combinations
family is greater today than like royal blue and black,
it has ever been before. deep purple and black, and
"While the independence of olive green and fuschia.
children is inherent in the Still around and popular are
family's functions and the pastels like pink and
sanctioned by the tradi- lilac, especially in pat-
tion," he said, "the tradi- terned tights and socks.
Colors in boys clothes
tional Jewish family did not
stress it as a primary con- tend to be more traditional,
reflecting their more con-
cern of childrearing."
Instead, Dr. Linzer says, servative taste in general.
the traditional family made Still, black is big in boys'
an effort to insure the con- clothing, as are the primary
tinuity of the tradition colors like red, blue, green.
"through religious instruc- and yellow.
For dressier occasions,
tion, ritual behavior and
moral examples." Such a like the upcoming High
family effort "created the Holidays, boys are aug-
obedient personality," Dr. menting conservative suits
Linzer says. "Chidren's in- or sportcoatislacks combi-
denpendence was not an is- nations with sharp;
shirts, according to For Kids
Today, the independence Only co-owner Ed Pollack.
of children is an issue, and
The West Bloomfield
the Jewish family must cope store, which specializes in
with that issue, Dr. Linzer high fashion and designer
said. In this book, Dr. Linzer apparel for both boys and
warned. "The equilibrium is
not always maintained. It is
a struggle all the time," he
said. "There will always be
period of uncertainty."
But Dr. Linzer sees in the
mediating model "the best
hope for the survival of the
Jewish family," he said.
Dr. Linzer is also director
of the Jewish Orientation
and Training Seminar of
the Board of Jewish Educa-
tion of Greater New York.
His also the author of The
Nature of man in Judaism
and Social Work.
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