Reiterate to your students some of the following ideas:

  • Just because we are all Jews doesn't mean we are all identical or all value the same things.
  • Like all of you and [name of the person whose document you studied], Jewish people have always had and will continue to have complex identities.
  • Some parts of Jews' identities have been chosen, and some parts of their identities have been imposed by others. (You may want to give some examples here taken from individuals your class has already studied during the year.)
  • Whether chosen by them or given by others, these identities have affected how Jews—and all people—have seen themselves and how they've acted in the world around them.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Conclusion." (Viewed on September 30, 2023) <>.


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