Emerging from a Locked Room

By Stephen Hazan Arnoff

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, September 2012

The Book of Jonah offers a compelling and fresh model for young people. As the great teenager of the biblical narrative, Jonah wants to slam the door in the face of authority and responsibility. So much of teen life is about struggling for autonomy and control in a world that requires an artful balance between the individual and the larger community, between destiny and free will, and what "I" want and what "you" want. Part of the beauty of Jonah is that, despite all of his ups and downs, his ins and outs, the ultimate lesson of the story remains open and unresolved.

Topic: Children, Jewish Text, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/No.692

Page Number(s): 17-18

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hazan Arnoff, Stephen. Emerging from a Locked Room. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. September 2012: 17-18. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14288


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