Reading Jewish Identity: Biblical Story and its Limits

By Joanne Jacobson

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, April 12, 1996

The author emphasizes the role of stories in Jewish identification, memory and cohesion. She uses the Torah to demonstrate how Jews today can bring out meaning from the text by identifying with the emotions and fundamental lessons that the biblical characters experience.

Topic: Tradition, Narrative, Jewish Text, Meaning

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.512

Page Number(s): 4-5

Preview: Download

It appears you do not have a PDF plugin installed for this browser. To be able to preview the PDF, please install a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.


Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Jacobson, Joanne. Reading Jewish Identity: Biblical Story and its Limits. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 12 April 1996: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8390


Actions

» View Publication
(PDF, 169 Kb)

Bookmark and Share