Listening to Difficult Texts

By Peter Pitzele

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, October 18, 1996

The author states that parts of Jewish texts are indeed problematic. However, they cannot be erased or ignored; they must be confronted head on with a willingness to listen to the reactions they invoke. In a true dialogue, with listening, new interpretations that work with current values can emerge.

Topic: Language, Racism, Jewish Text, Sexism, Discourse and Dialogue, Values

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.27/no.519

Page Number(s): 1-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Pitzele, Peter. Listening to Difficult Texts. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 18 October 1996: 1-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8425


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