Sharing Wisdom

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In this paper I propose a number of distinctions to be noted and applied in the endeavor of sharing wisdom between religions. I propose different categories of wisdom and urge greater attention to sharing what is the active wisdom of religious sharers and not just “official” wisdom. Authentic sharing of wisdom should be sensitive to these layers of religious wisdom: (A) wisdom found in the home religion; (B) wisdom in the home religion that figures actively in the lives of devotees (or not), and to what degree; (C) wisdom in the home religion the person before us believes in or cherishes in his or her own religious life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-59
Number of pages13
JournalContemporary Jewry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • Wisdom bracketed
  • Wisdom by translation
  • Wisdom descriptive
  • Wisdom evaluative


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