A Dream of Renaissance for Jewish Identity

By Barry Shrage

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Winter 2010

Too often, the question of Jewish identity in the 21st century begins with the wrong questions: "How many Jews will there be?" and "Will the Jewish people survive?" In an era of choice, we need instead to talk about meaning and purpose, God and spirituality, caring communities, and a sense of peoplehood that includes a connection to a 3,500-year-old culture, civilization, and literature. We must promote a Jewish life worth living if our dreams are to have any meaning for the next generation (or even for ourselves).

Topic: Continuity, Peoplehood, Jewish Federations, Jewish Identification, Engagement, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.85/No.1

Page Number(s): 27-30

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Shrage, Barry. A Dream of Renaissance for Jewish Identity. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Winter 2010: 27-30. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8091


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