Messy Complexity: On God, Language, and Metaphor

By Danya Ruttenberg

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2011

While feminist Jews have often worked to create alternative, feminine or gender-neutral terms for God, to counterbalance traditional androcentric terminology, itâ??s time to stop worrying about our metaphors for God. We have to learn to become less attached to our metaphors, so we can meet the God who dwells outside of them.

Topic: Theology, Literature, Ritual, Gender, Equality, Language, Feminism, Prayer, Spirituality, Liturgy, Egalitarianism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.679

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ruttenberg, Danya. Messy Complexity: On God, Language, and Metaphor. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2011: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10516


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