New PDF release: Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture

By Sarah Bunin Benor

ISBN-10: 081355389X

ISBN-13: 9780813553894

ISBN-10: 0813553903

ISBN-13: 9780813553900

When non-Orthodox Jews develop into frum (religious), they come upon even more than nutritional legislation and Sabbath prohibitions. They locate themselves in the middle of a complete new tradition, regarding matchmakers, selfmade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. turning into Frum explains how those beginners research Orthodox language and tradition via their interactions with group veterans and different beginners. a few tackle up to they could as speedy as they could, going past the norms of these raised in the neighborhood. Others preserve points of their pre-Orthodox selves, yielding specified combos, like Matisyahu’s reggae song or Hebrew words and sing-song intonation used with American slang, as in “mamish (really) keepin’ it real.”

Sarah Bunin Benor brings perception into the phenomenon of adopting a brand new identification according to ethnographic and sociolinguistic study between women and men in an American Orthodox group. Her research is acceptable to different events of grownup language socialization, equivalent to scholars studying clinical jargon or Canadians relocating to Australia. Becoming Frum deals a scholarly and accessible look on the linguistic and cultural technique of “becoming.”

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