Moving Beyond Movements

By Sarra Alpert

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2005

The author describes the different theologies she is asked to reflect during her experience as a teacher in Hebrew schools of varying affiliations, or deliberate non-affiliation, with a particular movement. Movements are a relatively new part of Jewish history, yet our institutions and religious identifications have come to be defined by them. She argues that when movements structure doctrine, it limits the personal engagement of the community to decide whether or not an answer fits the community and the members' images of themselves as Jews.

Topic: Theology, Educators, Jewish Identification, Engagement, Affiliation, Religious Denominations, Teachers

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.625

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Alpert, Sarra. Moving Beyond Movements. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2005: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6872


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