Publication Date: January 1989
Publisher: Rabbinical Assembly of America
Author(s): Arnold Eisen
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: History; Society; Memory
Coverage: United States
My aim in this paper is threefold. First, I will try to lay out systematically the story we tell of ourselves. Second, I will trace chronologically several of its principal articulations. Third, I will discuss several of its most recent retellings. My hope is to suggest a feature of our discourse about ourselves which remains elusive.