Ten Jewish Sensibilities

By Vanessa L. Ochs

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2003

Drawing on the work of Max Kadushin and Yitz Greenberg, Ochs proposes a list of ten Jewish sensibilities, of particularly Jewish ways of thinking about what it means to be human in a way that orientr a person's actions and choices. These ethical precepts, values, principles, and ways of being are drawn from Jewish sacred texts, from Jewish ritual practices and communal customs, and from the vast narrative of Jewish history and even have some of the felt impact of law. Her list comprises: making distinctions, honor, turning or self-improvement, dignity, saving a life, being a good person, keeping the peace, repairing the world, maintaining hope, and memory of one's ancestors.

Topic: Morality, Ritual, Ethics, Jewish Text, Values, Identity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.606

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ochs, Vanessa L. Ten Jewish Sensibilities. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2003: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7890


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