Dispersion: "Wherever you go, there's always someone Jewish"

By Amy-afo Fornari

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2005

The author discusses the concept of Diaspora and reminds us of our nomadic history. Rather than understanding Diaspora Judaism as galut, exile, she asserts that Diasporism calls for a reimagination of how Jews living outside of Israel understand their Jewishness. Her travels illustrated Diaspora and Jewish dispersion, rather than as locked into victimhood, as an empowering source of cultural identity and its own source of pride.

Topic: History, Diaspora, Jewish Identification

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.625

Page Number(s): 12-13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States , World

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Fornari, Amy-afo. Dispersion: "Wherever you go, there's always someone Jewish". Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2005: 12-13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6876


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