The Jew and the Book, Again

By Naomi Seidman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2006

The author asserts that to be a modern Jew is to be an engaged spectator of the still-unfolding drama of Jewish life. She describes the obsession with reading that she shares with her son, which she finds somewhat disquieting; the need to disappear into a book, she argues, is to extinguish the self. She sees in it a sign of the fragile and ambivalent future of Jewish continuity.

Topic: Literature, Continuity, Engagement, Jewish Identity, Modernity, Jewish Continuity, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.635

Page Number(s): 12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Seidman, Naomi. The Jew and the Book, Again. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2006: 12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6896


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