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Identity = ?
Jewish Ideas Daily, March 10, 2011
In discussions of that elusive entity known as "Jewishness," few terms have become so ubiquitous, and as a consequence so elusive, as "Jewish identity." The phrase regularly serves as the name of a communal dream: the wished-for end product that vast apparatuses of education, institution-building, and programming aim to instill and perpetuate. But what is it? What is its relation to classical terms like Torah and mitzvah? What quality of being does it try to capture, and how good a job does it do?
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Mirsky, Yehudah. Identity = ?. Jewish Ideas Daily. 10 March 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8786
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