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Jewish Life in 6 Words

Posted on 08/31/2012 @ 01:23 PM

How would you sum up your Jewish identity or contemporary Jewish life in six words? Smith Magazine and Reboot (www.rebooters.net) collaborated to produce a new book called Six Word Memoirs on the Jewish Life – a compilation of six-word entries, each called a Six Word Memoir, and here are some examples: • Everything with us a question, why?
• Chosen for something. Not sure what…
• Bagels, bagels, bagels, bagels, bagels, lox!
• An atheist, yet still a Jew.
• Moved to Israel. Rest is history.
• Crosses don’t work on Jewish vampires.
• Birth bris bed bath and beyond.
• My mother worries, therefore she is.
• A half Jew gets wholly ostracized.
• Tried to explain gefilte fish. Failed.

If you are looking for a novel icebreaker or program, consider having teens create their own Six Word Memoir on their Jewish life and then having them share it with each other. We invite you to share with us your own Six Word Memoir on Jewish life!

This Shabbat Message was written by Ira Dounn, Northeast Director of Jewish Enrichment

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