The Oxymoron of Jewish Cool

By Ruth Andrew-Ellenson

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2007

In a playful essay reflecting on the recent trend toward cultural dialogue for young Jews, the author describes what takes Judaism beyond cool and makes it beautiful. While acknowledging the paradox of "Jewish cool," she concludes that if to be Jewish in all of its permutations is to live within a community, to be a truly cool Jew, then, is to find a community in which you are at home.

Topic: Young Adults, Discourse and Dialogue, Community Building

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.38/no.645

Page Number(s): 28

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Andrew-Ellenson, Ruth. The Oxymoron of Jewish Cool. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2007: 28.


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