Volume 6, Issue 1, 5772


Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?

I was not surprised when I read in Kate Bolick’s The Atlantic magazine cover story, "What, Me Marry?" that a smaller proportion of American women in their early 30s are married than at any other point since the 1950s, if not earlier. I recently created a feature-length documentary about single women in their 30s and knew this to be the case. However, I was surprised to read that a whopping 44 percent of Millennials and 43 percent of Gen Xers think marriage is becoming obsolete (Pew Research Center). That got us wondering here at 614: what does this mean for Jewish women? We decided to find out.

Michelle Cove, Editor

In This Issue

  • Alone in My Beliefs Alone in My Beliefs - 614 eZine - Vol 6, Issue 1

    My opposition to marriage has been steadfast, but I sure could do with the company of other women who feel the same

  • What, Us Not Marry? What, Us Not Marry? - HBI eZine 614 - Vol 6, Issue 1

    Marriage reminds us on an ongoing basis that living only for oneself is severely limiting.

  • Jewish, Single…and Lame? Jewish, Single...and Lame? HBI eZine - Vol 6, Issue 1

    Why American audiences are led to believe single Jewish women are social losers.

  • On NOT Waiting for Mr. Right On Not Waiting for Mr. Right - HBI eZine

    One reason marriage could become obsolete: more women have the courage, resilience, and financial means to become single moms.

  • Keep Your Frozen Eggs Kosher Keep Your Frozen Eggs Kosher

    Should single Israeli women try to stay viable in the marriage market by freezing their eggs?

  • Resources - Vol 6, Issue 1 614 eZine Resources

    A sampling of resources that provide more information on Jewish marriage.

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