The Limits of Words
Author(s): Shari Cohen
Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Values; Language; Religion; Jewish Identification
Coverage: United States
The author describes a personal struggle with the word "Jewish" to describe her identity. She finds that words limit us to a certain understanding of reality and make it hard to think differently. She considers the connotations of terms commonly associated with Jewish identity.