The Myth of Jewish Identity
Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner
Series: CLAL Culture Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Text; Jewish Identification; Diversity
Coverage: United States
The author argues that identity itself is a performance, understood through a complex set of masks. He posits that the Jewish tradition is so resilient because it understands that there is no eternally immutable interpretation, no end to the process of identity construction, and nothing in this world that is absolutely perfect and deserving of worship.