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2015 Tenenbaum Lecture


Sarah Bunim Benor

Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies
Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion

BenorBecoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn
the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism

Watch video of Professor Benor's lecture!

There is more to becoming Orthodox than observing religious laws. Newly Orthodox Jews, or ba’alei teshuva (lit. ‘those who return’), encounter a very different culture, including new ways of talking, dressing, and acting. Focusing on the Yiddish and Hebrew words used by English-speaking Orthodox Jews, this lecture explores how “BTs” integrate into the community partly by taking on these new practices.

February 26, 2015
Thursday, 7:30pm
Reception Hall
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University

This event is free and open to the public
Please join us for a reception following the lecture
Free parking available at Fishburne and Peavine Parking Decks

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The 2015 Tenenbaum lecture is sponsored by:

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies
The Hightower Fund
The Laney Graduate School
The Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry
The Graduate Division of Religion
The Department of History
The Department of Religion
The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
The Department Anthropology
The Department of Sociology
The Program in Linguistics

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