Something Odd Happened on the Way to Reviving Jewish Identity

By Gary Aidekman

eJewish Philanthropy, May 7, 2010

The author describes how something odd happened on the way to the revitalization of Jewish identity. Commitment to Peoplehood and the welfare of the Jewish people atrophied. No longer does responsibility for the needs of fellow Jews take precedence over or even equivalence with the needs of others. Through indifference and a misunderstanding of the American value of equality, the basic tenet that a Jew should/must help a fellow Jew in need has been diminished.

Topic: Peoplehood, Communal Responsibility, Jewish Identification, Generational Issues, Unity

Editor: Brown, Dan

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Genre: Opinion

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Aidekman, Gary. Something Odd Happened on the Way to Reviving Jewish Identity. eJewish Philanthropy. 7 May 2010:


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