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How to Talk Your Way Into a Community

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Publication Date: June 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Nelson

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Culture and religion (Language and languages)
Social conditions (Communication)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Jewish Unity; Tolerance; Culture; Language

Type: Brief


The author considers the ways that language is used to foster relationships and community as well as to cut people out of a group. He recommends that in the interest of forging bonds of inclusiveness within the Jewish community, there must be sensitivity in the use of language.