The Limits of Words

By Shari Cohen

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

The author describes a personal struggle with the word "Jewish" to describe her identity. She finds that words limit us to a certain understanding of reality and make it hard to think differently. She considers the connotations of terms commonly associated with Jewish identity.

Topic: Language, Jewish Identification, Religion, Values

Name of Publication: CLAL Community and Society Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Shari. The Limits of Words. CLAL Community and Society Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001:


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