Some thoughts in response to the September 2007 Nadav Fund paper on Jewish Peoplehood

By Danny Paller

Jewish World Explorium, June 11, 2008

This is a response to The Nadav Fund's "

A Framework for Strategic Thinking About Jewish Peoplehood

" (Kopelowitz and Engelberg, September 2007). The authors find that the most pertinent segment of the report was the discussion on the "Connection Between Jews" -- specifically, the claim that there is a significant difference between a focus on individual identity and a focus on the Jewish collective. The report succinctly and powerfully presents three unifying principles of Jewish Peoplehood theory -- the multidimensionality of Jewish belonging, the rejection of any one dominant ideology, and, most poignant for us, the primacy of "common elements and frameworks" over the individual's search for identity.

Topic: Peoplehood, Jewish Identification, Unity

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Genre: Response

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Paller, Danny. Some thoughts in response to the September 2007 Nadav Fund paper on Jewish Peoplehood. Jewish World Explorium. 11 June 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11768


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