The HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project Presents: Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language & Culture of Orthodox Judaism - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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The HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project Presents: Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language & Culture of Orthodox Judaism

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online

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. Based on Dr. Sarah Benor’s first book, this talk is appropriate for all audiences, regardless of prior exposure to Orthodox Judaism.

How to join: https://www.jewishlanguages.org/events