Jewish Cool: Tales from Appalachia

By Erika Meiter

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2007

After moving to Blacksburg, Virginia, Meitner learns that Jewish cool is geographically relative. In places where being Jewish is still an anomaly, Jewish cool is anything Jewish. Meitner argues for an inclusive Jewish cool that does not draw boundaries around ideas, experiences, and people - a post-denominational recognition of all the enthusiastic dorkiness that being Jewish often entails.

Topic: Ritual, Culture, Humor, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 38/646

Page Number(s): 19

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Meiter, Erika. Jewish Cool: Tales from Appalachia. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2007: 19.


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