Rooting Universal Sensibilities in Jewish Life

By Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2003

Fuchs-Kreimer responds to Ochs's ten sensibilities, described in this issue of Sh'ma, observing that her list is heavily weighted toward the universalistic dimension of Jewish tradition, with not one of her sensibilities coming from the particularistic strand of Jewish sacred texts, communal customs, or liturgical ideals. Fuchs-Kreimer feels that, as a result of this universalism, Ochs's sensibilities will no longer be identified as Jewish values or transmitted within a Jewish milieu, so that these sensibilites are not just acquired but also assimilated into Jewish identity.

Topic: Morality, Ethics, Identity Formation, Values

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.606

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fuchs-Kreimer, Nancy. Rooting Universal Sensibilities in Jewish Life. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2003: 8-9.


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