Progressive Voices on Campus

By Rena Blumenthal

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2005

The author discusses the conflict between politically progressive and Jewish identities, particularly on college campuses. She asserts that the tendency in progressive political cultures to compartmentalize culture, religious and sexual identities can be detrimental to identity formation, particularly for Jews. As a progressive rabbi, she aims to identify and challenge the rigid boundaries that define these identities in order to nurture a generation of a strongly identified Jews who are equally committed to the politics of social justice.

Topic: Political Behavior, Social Justice, Jewish Identification, Activism, Social Issues, Identity Formation, Politics

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.624

Page Number(s): 10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Blumenthal, Rena. Progressive Voices on Campus. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2005: 10.


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