Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Study and knowledge in Jewish thought
Authors: Berger, David
Kreisel, Howard
Keywords: Academic Jewish Studies
Jewish learning and scholarship.
Rabbinical literature --History and criticism.
Judaism --Study and teaching.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press
Citation: Berger, B. (2006). Identity, ideology, and faith: Some personal reflections on the social, cultural and spiritual value of the academic study of Judaism. In H. Kreisel, (Ed.), Study and knowledge in Jewish thought (pp. 11-29). Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Abstract: Academic Jewish Studies are a pivotal anchor of Jewish identity. It hardly needs to be said that most identifying Jews are not practitioners of Jewish studies, while many, if not most, are not active consumers either. But even in a democratic age, the sort of identity that we mean when we speak of Jewishness is molded in large measure by the minority who seriously engage the traditions and texts of an ancient and challenging culture.
Description: Scholarly book chapter
ISBN: 9653429094
Appears in Collections:Wurzweiler School of Social Work: Faculty publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
David_Berger_Identity_Ideology_and_Faith 11-29 2006.pdf900.56 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons