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Inventing Jewish Ritual

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Published by Jewish Publication Society of America .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Jewish studies,
  • Judaism,
  • Religious rites & ceremonies,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • USA,
  • Judaism - Rituals & Practice,
  • Judaism - General,
  • Customs and practices,
  • Jews,
  • Social life and customs,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsRiv-Ellen Prell (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8171304M
ISBN 100827608349
ISBN 109780827608344

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A celebration of innovation and creativity in Jewish ritual. Vanessa Ochs invites her readers to explore how Jewish practice can be more meaningful through renewing, reshaping, and even creating new rituals, such as naming ceremonies for welcoming baby girls, healing services, Miriam’s cup, mitzvah days, egalitarian wedding practices, and commitment ceremonies. In Inventing Jewish Ritual, Vanessa Ochs trains her anthropologist’s eyes and sensibilities onto the plethora of new and revised Jewish rituals that have always been evolving, especiall Inventing Jewish Ritual | Jewish Book CouncilReleased on: In the last 30 years there has been a surge of interest in reinventing ritual, in what is called minhag America. Ochs describes the range and diversity of interest in this Jewish American experience and examines how it reflects tradition as it revives Jewish culture and : $   About the author () Vanessa L. Ochs is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She is the author of Inventing Jewish Ritual (JPS), winner of.

In the last 30 years there has been a surge of interest in reinventing ritual, in what is called minhag America. Ochs describes the range and diversity of interest in this Jewish American experience and examines how it reflects tradition as it revives Jewish culture and by: Inventing Jewish Ritual is not just a thought-provoking and accessibly written analysis of the ways in which Jews from every denominational stripe (and beyond) are coming up with new rituals. Vanessa Ochs has also written richly ethnographic accounts of how people imagine new possibilities for living creative and inspired Jewish lives. Download Inventing The Jew books, Inventing the Jew follows the evolution of stereotypes of Jews from the level of traditional Romanian and other Central-East European cultures (their legends, fairy tales, ballads, carols, anecdotes, superstitions, and iconographic representations) to that of "high" cultures (including literature, essays, journalism, and sociopolitical writings), showing how motifs specific to . The appendix of Inventing Jewish Ritualoffers some hints based on my own Jewish ethnographic expeditions: “See what clues—true and false—the placement of objects gives you. Sometimes placement indicates greater or lesser importance, but it is hard to know that for sure without asking your “informants” for more information.

  Inventing Jewish Ritual was named the National Jewish Book Award Winner in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice. --This text refers to the paperback edition. About the Author. Vanessa L. Ochs is an associate professor of religious studies /5(5). These are just a few of the bold, new Jewish rituals that have emerged in the United States at the turn of the 21st century. In Inventing Jewish Ritual, author Vanessa Ochs guides readers through the wealth of innovation and creativity in contemporary Jewish life. Where do these rituals come from? Who has the authority to create them? Shlomo Sand of Tel Aviv University in Israel argues in his book The Invention of the Jewish People, translated into English last year, that most modern Jews do not descend from the ancient Land of Israel but from groups that took on Jewish identities long afterward. EBook; Book; Online Published Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, Edition 1st ed Language English ISBN (alk. paper), (alk. paper) Contents. Introduction: becoming a ritual innovator; Democracy, open access, and Jewish feminism; The narrative approach; Material culture: new rituals and ritual objects.