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Becoming Frum
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Sarah Bunin Benor
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-15 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

When non-Orthodox Jews become frum (religious), they encounter much more than dietary laws and Sabbath prohibitions. They find themselves in the midst of a whole new culture, involving matchmakers, homemade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. Becoming Frum explains how these newcomers learn Orthodox language and culture through their interactions with
Choosing Yiddish
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Lara Rabinovitch
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-15 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Yiddish Hip Hop, a nineteenth-century “Hasidic Slasher,” obscure Yiddish writers, and immigrant Jewish newspapers in Buenos Aires, Paris, and New York are just a few of the topics featured in Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture. Editors Lara Rabinovitch, Shiri Goren, and Hannah S. Pressman have gathered a
We the Resilient
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Sarah Bunin Benor, Thomas Fields-Meyer
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

A book of collected wisdom from 75 women between the ages of 96-103 and born before suffrage who voted for Hillary Clinton. The book is the published product of a website that collected 134 stories of these women and it contains archival photos and inspiration quotes.
Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present
Language: en
Pages: 706
Authors: Benjamin Hary, Sarah Bunin Benor
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-05 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This book offers sociological and structural descriptions of language varieties used in over 2 dozen Jewish communities around the world, along with synthesizing and theoretical chapters. Language descriptions focus on historical development, contemporary use, regional and social variation, structural features, and Hebrew/Aramaic loanwords. The book covers commonly researched language varieties,
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Roberta G. Sands
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle. Spiritual transformation is the process of changing one’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and everyday behaviors related to a transcendent experience or higher power. Jewish adults who adopt Orthodoxy provide a clear example of spiritual