Sh'ma January 2010: Tzimtzum--COMPLETE ISSUE

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, January 2010

In this issue of Sh'ma, a therapist, a community organizer, a political analyst, and several rabbis take on tzimtzum as a model of engagement: What does this metaphor of contraction, or withdrawal, teach us about our relationships with God, authority, and power, and what do we learn from it about serving our communities? Does tzimtzum have any relevance in the age-old debate about the transmission of Jewish identity? Might it model how we instill a deep attachment to ritual, history, belief, kinship, and the Jewish people, while also facilitating a sense of distinction and the celebration of difference?

Topic: Theology, Faith, Publications, Power, Belief, Authority

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 40/665

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Genre: Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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