At Home with Many Identities

By Tali Hyman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2004

Hyman writes about Jewish identity, citing the difference between a geographic home and a spiritual one. Jewish identity is marketed as a product that can bring us home to a deep-rooted, profound sense of belonging and a feeling that all of one's disparate selves are safely and coherently contained. But, Hyman wonders, can we accept as healthy Jewish identities that are not only harmonious, unified, stable and coherent, but which are also conflicted, multiple, dissonant, fluid, and contradictory? This would honor dispersion as well as ingathering, Diaspora as well as home.

Topic: Diaspora, Jewish Identification, Identity Formation, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 35/616

Page Number(s): 10-11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Hyman, Tali. At Home with Many Identities. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2004: 10-11.


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