Jewish Sensibilities

Jewish Sensibilities are approaches to living and learning that permeate Jewish culture. The ideas, values, emotions and behaviors they express, emanating from Jewish history, stories and sources, provide inspiration and guidance that help us respond creatively and thoughtfully to life’s challenges and opportunities. The term was first introduced by Vanessa Ochs in her 2003 Sh’ma Journal article Ten Jewish Sensibilities.

ELU V’ELU
(both) these and those
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B’TZELEM ELOHIM
(all people are made) in the divine image
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ISRAEL
wrestling with G!d
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NAASEH V’NISHMAH
we will do and we will “hear” (understand)
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SHEVIRAH
brokenness
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SHABBAT
day of rest
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LECH LECHA
take yourself and go
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BRIT
partnership
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WRITE YOUR OWN
What would you include in our card deck?
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PURCHASE CARDS
Buy your own deck
Our Jewish Sensibilities cards are available for purchase, and offer many possibilities for personal and professional development.
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