You Can’t Wrap Herring in an iPad by Owen Gottlieb

 

You Can’t Wrap Herring in an iPad:  Digitization of Sacred Jewish Books, The Stripping of Embodied Ritual, and Implications for Jewish Education

By Owen Gottlieb

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), Spring 2013

The Jewish people’s relationship with the printed book and page is performed and propagated though embodied book rituals, including the burial and covering of books, and the kissing of books. With the shift to digital texts come questions of practice, such as: “Should I kiss my iPad when I’m done praying?” The task for Jewish educators is to help the Jewish community understand the way in which book rituals have carried and communicated crucial defining Jewish values.

Topic: TraditionEducatorsReligious ObservanceJewish TextTeachers

Name of Publication: CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly

Genre: Article

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Gottlieb, Owen. You Can’t Wrap Herring in an iPad: Digitization of Sacred Jewish Books, the Stripping of Embodied Ritual, and Implications for Jewish Education. CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly. Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). Spring 2013: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=16372