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Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity

Simon J. Bronner


The questions at the heart of this book are: what things make a home ‘Jewish’, and what is it that makes Jews feel ‘at home’ in their environment? The material dimensions are explored through a study of the symbolic and ritual objects that convey Jewishness and a consideration of other items that may be used to express Jewish identity in the home. The discussion is geographically and ethnically wide-ranging, and the transformation of meaning attached to different objects in different environments is contextualized. For diasporic Jewish culture, the question of feeling at home is an emotional i ... More

Keywords: Jewish home, Jewishness, Jewish identity, Jewish migration, Jewish domestication, diasporic Jewish culture, promised land

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113461
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon J. Bronner, editor

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Part I In and Out of the Home

Part II Sacred, Secular, and Profane in the Home

Part III Writing Home

Part IV Forum: Feeling at Home: Feeling at Home Introduction

Feeling at Home Responses

Fifteen The Last Word: A Response

Jenna Weissman Joselit

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