Cultural fluency represents a broad familiarity of Jewish culture attained by participating in numerous Jewish cultural events over the course of time. A person would likely see Jewish culture as their primary mode of Jewish expression and involvement.
Ritual fluency represents familiarity with Jewish rituals and observance. This type of fluency comes from participating in more standard Jewish experiences such as Shabbat, holidays, and text study, where the person feels that Jewish ritual and observance is their primary expression of their Judaism.
Our next conversation about Jewish Fluency will be on Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm Eastern. Rabbi Ilan Schwartz, of The Ohio State University Hillel, will be leading the conversation.
In our last meeting, we talked about what Jewish fluency is and why it is important. One of the sub-questions that arose was that Jewish fluency is a way to address insecurity and guilt about ones Jewish knowledge or involvement. Read more>