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Remix Judaism: Preserving Tradition in a Diverse World

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Remix Judaism: Preserving Tradition in a Diverse World offers an eloquent and thoughtful new vision for all Jews seeking a sense of belonging in a changing world, regardless of their current level of observance. Kwall sets out a process of selection, rejection, and modification of rituals that allow for a focus on Jewish tradition rather than on the technicalities of ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 14th 2020 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Lynnley
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is an important book for those who are thinking about what building a Jewish home means to them and how to adapt ancient traditions in a modern world. I really enjoyed the authors use of personal stories to demonstrate her concepts. ...more
R. Mark
Roberta Rosenthal Kwall has written an aspirational work - just what the Jewish community needs in this moment of challenge and opportunity. On every page youll find insights from Jewish professionals and regular folks who are seeking and creating moments and structures of authenticity and meaning. (Full disclosure: I make a brief appearance in the book.) In Remix Judaism, Kwall encourages us to think confidently and creatively, to sample and remix a new future out of the Jewish past. In the ...more
Ionia
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a very interesting book. The author is open to new interpretations of ancient (and more modern) customs. Unlike a lot of books about the various practices within Judaism, this book didn't feel as restrictive. I enjoyed the ideas that were introduced here and found some of the stories the author told fascinating.

One thing that made me like this book, was the way the author gave her own history and talked about people she knew directly. It made the book feel more personal. If
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Steve
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good look at Jewish tradition in an increasingly secular setting

I enjoyed this book. What the book did extremely well is provide gentle guidance on how to add more Jewish tradition to daily life. There were no instances of bashing of the less observant. The other strong point of the book was its review of applicable Jewish law and relevant biblical quotes. I found the book well-written and not overly academic but I would not call the writing conversational. There was some survey data but most of
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