We Are the Text

By Leonard Fein

Moment Magazine, March 1987

Differences in religious practices are becoming more and more problematic for the Jews. Fein argues that one must understand the reasons causing the tensions to understand why more and more people are deciding not to practice Judaism. There are multiple norms, and these norms are a result of the struggle to understand the past, the memories, and the experiences of the Jews. He concludes that there is at least one common denominator among the Jews: all are trying to understand the text, and each individual life is a commentary upon this text.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Masorti Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Pluralism, Jewish Identity, Conservative Judaism, Jewish Text, Unity, Religious Denominations, Identity

Name of Publication: Moment Magazine

Page Number(s): 35-39

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. We Are the Text. Moment Magazine. Moment Magazine. March 1987: 35-39. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14973


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