The Ethnopoetics of Jewish Study

By Stephen Hazan-Arnoff

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, March 2010

The author discusses the importance of historical context and of "Oral Torah" in understanding and studying Jewish text. In addition, he describes the use of Ethnopoetics, a set of tools available for notating content from oral milieus in a manner clearly documenting and/or hypothesizing the orality imbedded in surviving literary artifacts. He concludes that great text, stories and teaching create a space where anyone can enter, explore and thrive.

Topic: Literature, History, Narrative, Jewish Text

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.668

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hazan-Arnoff, Stephen. The Ethnopoetics of Jewish Study. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. March 2010: 8-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6842


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