The Balcony, December 2004

By Ruth Calderon

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2004

Calderon shares her perceptions of Jewish life in America from A to Z. In this issue, on letters E and F, she writes about expressions - the stock phrases that make up so much of all conversations - and the preponderance of flags in American life. At first, she wondered if this signified a lack of confidence in American nationalism, but later came to a different understanding of American patriotism and how it coexists with independent cultural identities in positive and non-threatening ways.

Topic: Language, Diaspora, Israel Attachment, Nationalism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 35/616

Page Number(s): 12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Calderon, Ruth. The Balcony, December 2004. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2004: 12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7885


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