Dimensions of Peoplehood

By Gil Troy

United Jewish Communities, November 2007

The author discusses the concept of "peoplehood," arguing that the term is becoming a safe, politically-sanitized way of expressing Jewish nationalism without Israel or Zionism. He argues that instead, the concept of peoplehood should be used as an entry point into a deeper, more meaningful and less political relationship to the State of Israel. He provides some of his favorite excerpts from religious texts to delineate his argument.

Topic: Peoplehood, Israel Attachment, Jewish Identity, Jewish Text, Meaning, Communal Memory, Belonging, Zionism, Nationalism, Identity

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

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

Volume/Issue: Volume 1

Page Number(s): 51-55

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Genre: Essay

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Troy, Gil. Dimensions of Peoplehood. The Peoplehood Papers. United Jewish Communities. November 2007: 51-55. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11761


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