Mercédesz Czimbalmos

Mercédesz Czimbalmos is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Religion at Åbo Akademi University. Her doctoral research focuses on discourses around intermarriage and conversion among Finnish Jewry, relating it to research on changing values in and religious outlooks of contemporary Scandinavia. Her research interests include modern Jewish practice, vernacular religion, intercultural and interreligious encounters, gender and Judaism. For more information on Mercédesz, please click here.

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A Jewish marriage contract (ketubah). Photo: Colourbox.

2020.09.24 | Article, Mercédesz Czimbalmos, Minorities, Belief systems

Finnish Jewish intermarriage since 1917: intertwining religions and cultures

International research has highlighted intermarriage as a key issue for Jewish communities and other minorities globally, particularly as it is clear that intermarriage is perhaps one of the most apparent means of boundary-crossing between a minority group and general society. Research into intermarriage in Jewish congregations in Helsinki since…