Silence and Wondering

By Said Sayrafiezadeh

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, March 2010

In this document, a guest columnist writes a piece inspired by the midrash of Avraham smashing the idols in his father's shop. In a poignant account, the author describes what it was like to grow up with an absent father who was a leading member of the Socialist Workers Party. He left the family when the author was a baby, leaving him and his mother to create and act out their individual and shared narratives of the experience in his absence.

Topic: Narrative, Labor, Jewish Text, Family

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.668

Page Number(s): 18

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Sayrafiezadeh, Said. Silence and Wondering. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. March 2010: 18.


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