Publication Date: April 2002
Publisher: Jewish Life Network
Author(s): Shaul Kelner
Research Area: Culture and religion; Education
Keywords: Israel Experience; Jewish Youth; Ritual
Coverage: United States
This article examines ritual creativity and innovation among young people, relating how some young men on a Birthright Israel trip made unconventional use of a shofar as a means of forming community and expressing masculinity. It argues that Jewish identity building programs must anticipate and foster such creativity, taking into account the whole person and not just those aspects deemed a priori to be "Jewish."
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