You Are Who You Aren't: Closets, Cabinets and Jewish Identities

By Lori Hope Lefkovitz

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2001

This piece explores modern Jewish identity. It begins by looking at the era of identity in the 20th century where the lines between actual identities and claims to identity were not clearly defined. The author uses biblical examples to illustrate the history of the performance aspect of identity.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Jewish Text, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Volume/Issue: Vol.66/no.1

Page Number(s): 28-35

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Lefkovitz, Lori Hope. You Are Who You Aren't: Closets, Cabinets and Jewish Identities. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2001: 28-35.


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