Grandparent-grandchild relationships in Israel: A comparison between different Jewish religious groups

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This article is a review of studies concerning the effect of religiosity on the relationships between grandparents and grandchildren in Israeli Jewish society. The main findings of the studies indicated that religious grandparents are more involved with grandchildren in the context of transmitting traditions, knowledge, values, and behaviors. However, secular grandparents provided more instrumental support for their grandchildren than Haredi grandparents. In addition, adult religious grandchildren provided more assistance to their grandparents than secular grandchildren. The few differences that were found between religious and secular grandparents indicate the universality of the grandparenthood role and its importance for all grandparents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-88
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Grandparenthood role
  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Israel
  • Religiosity


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