The Sounds of Becoming Frum

By Sarah Bunin Benor

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, November 2010

The author discusses how ba'alei teshuvah (non-Orthodox Jews who become Orthodox) take on unique linguistic patterns and usages of Orthodoxy, including Yiddishisms and Hebrew terms, Talmudic pitch patterns, and other usages which mark their identification with Orthodoxy.

Topic: Culture, European Jews, Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Identity, Hebrew, Belonging, Scholarship, Academic Research, Language, Ashkenazi Jews, Jewish Identification, Yiddish, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/No.674

Page Number(s): 11-12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Benor, Sarah Bunin. The Sounds of Becoming Frum. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. November 2010: 11-12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7603


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