For liberal Judaism to thrive, it must develop frames to see itself as authentic on its own terms. Orthodox Jews aren’t doing anything wrong by viewing Judaism through Orthodox frames, but we as liberal Jews are missing an opportunity by failing to see Judaism through our own liberal Jewish values.If you got to Mah Rabu via the Forward, welcome! Here are some other posts that address framing issues.
This framing problem manifests itself in subtle ways. When we refer to Jews of other denominations as “more religious” or “more observant,” we undermine our own standards of religious observance, and judge ourselves on a scale external to our own Judaism.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Framing in the Forward
This week's issue of the Forward includes an oped on framing and liberal Judaism: