Some Fractured Thoughts on Our Irritable Culture

By Ilan Stavans

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), February 2002

A response to Paula Hyman's piece in this issue of Sh'ma. Hyman sets out to define what a modern educated Jew should know in this modern multicultural society. Stavans further shares his insights into the process he was a part of: creating The Chosen 100, a canon of modern Jewish literary works, while voicing his concern about the growing chasm between the erudite elite and the masses.

Topic: Literature, Sociology, Culture, Publications, Judaic Studies, Jewish Text, Jewish Studies, Jewish Literacy

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 32/588

Page Number(s): 3-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Stavans, Ilan. Some Fractured Thoughts on Our Irritable Culture. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). February 2002: 3-4. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6252


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