Funny, You Don't Sound Jewish: Three Stories about Sound

By Ari Y. Kelman

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, November 2010

The author offers three anecdotal musings regarding what it means to sound Jewish. He discusses the sound of Israeli novelist David Grossman speak English in an Israeli accent in parallel to the sound of his own American-accent when speaking Hebrew; the sound of Jewish music and the popular notion that Jewish means minor key; and the sound of Lenny Bruce's voice, leaving content entirely aside.

Topic: Language, Artistic Expression, Culture, Jewish Identification, Jewish Identity, Hebrew, Yiddish, Music, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/No.674

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kelman, Ari Y. Funny, You Don't Sound Jewish: Three Stories about Sound. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. November 2010: 1-2.


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