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By Sarah Bunin Benor

When non-Orthodox Jews turn into frum (religious), they stumble upon even more than nutritional legislation and Sabbath prohibitions. They locate themselves in the course of an entire new tradition, regarding matchmakers, selfmade gefilte fish, and Yiddish-influenced grammar. turning into Frum explains how those beginners examine Orthodox language and tradition via their interactions with neighborhood veterans and different novices. a few tackle up to they could as speedy as they could, going past the norms of these raised in the neighborhood. Others keep points of their pre-Orthodox selves, yielding special mixtures, like Matisyahu’s reggae tune 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 in line with ethnographic and sociolinguistic study between women and men in an American Orthodox neighborhood. Her research is appropriate to different occasions of grownup language socialization, comparable to scholars studying clinical jargon or Canadians relocating to Australia. Becoming Frum bargains a scholarly and accessible look on the linguistic and cultural technique of “becoming.”

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