Sh’ma Magazine October 2010

The October 2010 issue of Sh’ma magazine focuses on counting. Editor, Susan Berrin, writes, “since the days of King David, our numbers have been a source of contention; today is no different.”

My article in the issue argues that “numbers and data galavanize a sense of demographic emergency by pointing to dwindling participation or shrinking populations. But they do so while implicitly promoting outdated paradigms of Jewish membership.”

Read this article, the entire counting issue, and previous volumes of Sh’ma at