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Unformatted text preview: -Polythetic definition: something is straddling two categories and unsure where to put it, “this is a set of overlapping characteristics” but having enough of a certain characteristic from a certain menu allows you to be in that category-Judaism itself has no history, no “Judaism believes. ..” statements. ..only specific Jews in specific times/places • Essentialism -“Adam Sandler Problem”: some are converts, some are half, some are fully Jewish • Three Maps-Self-identification-Textual Traditions: Canonical: Facebook is a must but Myspace or Friendster are no longer necessary because society decided on it/Conversation-Religious Practice: decide to light Hanukkah candles, somehow identify with that community, association of practice Looking ahead. ..- case study on U.S. Judaism and Israeli Judaism...
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- Fall '12
- Hanukkah, Adam Sandler, association of practice