What Would Be Lost?

By Mitchell Hart

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2002

Hart uses an experience from his dissertation research as a jumping-off point for a discussion of a tension inherent in Jewish studies: Are the identities of Jew, scholar, and Jewish scholar truly or wholly compatible, or must one give way to the other in specific contexts? He cautions that Jewish scholars cannot be the handmaidens of the organized Jewish community, that securing collective identity and continuity cannot be a goal of Jewish studies, without compromising the traditional principles of modern scholarship.

Topic: Professionalism, Jewish Identity, Judaic Studies, Higher Education, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Academic Research, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.596

Page Number(s): 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hart, Mitchell. What Would Be Lost?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2002: 2-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7863


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