Identity, Affiliation and Religious Borrowing: Multiple Religious Affiliations

Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein
the Elijah Interfaith Institute

Goshen-Gottstein presents the problematic issue of people who posses multiple religious identities. The subject of multiple religious identities is an especially difficult one in Judaism. He suggests different criteria by which one can assess borrowing from other religions while maintaining one’s own religion. He also formulates what in his eyes are the components through which religious identity is constructed.