Jerusalem as a Metaphor for Jewish Peoplehood

By Elan Ezrachi

The International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beth Hatefutsoth, Fall 2008

The author argues that as the Jewish people work towards conceptualizing the term "Jewish peoplehood," they will need to determine the role of Jerusalem as a metaphor for Jewish unity and diversity. Just like Izhak Ben-Zvi gathers Jews from all corners of the world to solidify the message of Israeli Jewish unity, Ezrachi argues that today's Jews are required to bring forward diasporic communities to celebrate their uniqueness through the story of Jerusalem.

Topic: Peoplehood, Language, Narrative, Diaspora, Social Issues, Multiculturalism, Unity, Diversity

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

Editor: Serkin, Tova

Volume/Issue: Volume 3

Page Number(s): 14-15

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Genre: Essay

Coverage: Diaspora , Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ezrachi, Elan. Jerusalem as a Metaphor for Jewish Peoplehood. The Peoplehood Papers. The International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beth Hatefutsoth. Fall 2008: 14-15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11738


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