“If you thought there was nothing new to say about Jews and intermarriage, think again. Keren McGinity’s well-researched study focuses on American Jewish women who intermarried during the twentieth century and demonstrates that many of them not only remained Jewish but, paradoxically, became more Jewish, perhaps in response to the challenge of having a non-Jewish spouse. An invaluable addition to the scant scholarly literature on intermarriage, this volume shows that in intermarriage, as in so much else, gender matters.”

Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University