This annotated bibliography contains 1117 items relating to multiple aspects of Jewish family life including the elderly, parenting and women's issues. The citations consist of non-fiction articles, books, reports and surveys published in English covering the period from 1940-2000. The literature sources provide extensive and varied viewpoints by including publications from America, Britain, Canada, Israel, and South Africa.
An introductory essay, "The Jewish Family in Retrospect: What's Past is Prologue", provides a review of the Jewish family's place in history. The bibliography is organized into 74 topical headings allowing for quick reference to specific subject areas. An author index and a selected list of addresses for journals that may be found in major libraries also help to make this book a convenient, accessible resource. Readers can expand their search by consulting a list of recommended websites.