Are They His Adornments?: On Guns and Masculinity

By Aryeh Cohen

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, November 2009

The author asks, Do we think that weapons adorn our communal masculinity? Citing Jewish texts on weapons, he discusses the American Jewish male yeshiva student's fascination with guns in the context of Israel. He states that the American Jewish community is unsettled about what guns, army, power and violence mean.

Topic: Veterans and Military Service, Men, Violence, Power, Jewish Text, Crime, Women, Military Service and Veterans

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.664

Page Number(s): 7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Aryeh. Are They His Adornments?: On Guns and Masculinity. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. November 2009: 7.


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