The Myth of Jewish Identity

By Daniel S. Brenner

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 2001

The author argues that identity itself is a performance, understood through a complex set of masks. He posits that the Jewish tradition is so resilient because it understands that there is no eternally immutable interpretation, no end to the process of identity construction, and nothing in this world that is absolutely perfect and deserving of worship.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Jewish Text, Diversity

Name of Publication: CLAL Culture Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Brenner, Daniel S. The Myth of Jewish Identity. CLAL Culture Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001:


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