Embracing the Jewish Body?

By Mitchell Hart

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2009

Hart begins with a question: Jews have bodies; but is there a Jewish body? He cites the long and fascinating history of talking about the Jewish body, the social construction thereof as distinguished from the ontological reality. Incorporating academic scholarship and science, he discusses questions of Jewish identity -- religion, ethnicity, nation, race, some combination of some or all of these.

Topic: Race, Body, History, Culture, Jewish Identification, Science

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.659

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hart, Mitchell. Embracing the Jewish Body?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2009: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7381


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