Peoplehood as Outcome

By Alisa Rubin Kurshan

Jewish Week, April 7, 2010

Kurshan argues that what is needed now is for Jews to identify with, feel committed to and feel responsible for the Jewish people. A stronger sense of Jewish peoplehood will be the successful outcome of deeper Jewish engagement rather than the basis of it. Jewish peoplehood is no substitute for learning, participation or commitment. Without any of these components, peoplehood is a hollow notion. Instead, Jews must recognize that their common history with other Jews serves a basis for working towards a common Jewish future.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Peoplehood, Jewish Federations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Engagement, Israel Attachment, Jewish Literacy

Name of Publication: The Jewish Week

Editor: Rosenblatt, Gary

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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