Professor Margolin asserts that in order for Jews to maintain a sense of closeness and kinship, the Jewish community as a whole must work to develop cultural and ethnic ties that are both positive as well as pluralistic. Ethnicity alone, or a focus on shared history, is libel to wane and cause a disintegration in Jewish connections, and can lead to negative selfisolationism
as well. On the other hand, building on a Jewish culture that already exists, including holidays and rituals, and creating a way for all individuals to participate in varied and unique ways, will enhance and strengthen Jewish connectedness.
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Margolin, Ron. Ethnicity and Culture as factors of Closeness among Jews. Up, Close and Personal: Thinking about the Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index. International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (SJPS) at Beit Hatfutsot. September 2010: