Mitzvot of Peoplehood

By Einat Wilf

United Jewish Communities (UJC), November 2007

What if you are not religious? What if you do not live in Israel? Wilf poses the question: is there any meaningful content that belongs to a Jew√Ę??s life simply by virtue of being part of the Jewish people? In the form of a plea, Wilf asks the Jewish community confront the challenges of the age by creating new ways of being Jewish, as the Jews of the Enlightenment asked themselves and, generations later, the Zionists asked as well. Ultimately, she leaves us with the question: what are the mitzvot of Peoplehood? What should we all do as Jews, no matter where we live and how religiously observant we are?

Topic: Innovation, Ritual, Peoplehood, Jewish Content, Jewish Identity, Globalization, Meaning, Unity, Identity

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

Editor: Corbin, Karen , Levine, Eric , Most, Gabe , Plotkin, Andrea Fram

Volume/Issue: Volume 1

Page Number(s): 12-13

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Genre: Essay

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Wilf, Einat. Mitzvot of Peoplehood. The Peoplehood Papers. United Jewish Communities (UJC). November 2007: 12-13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11759


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