What is the relationship between our current discourse on the idea "peoplehood" on the one hand, and the Zionist idea on the other? Are they one and the same thing or are they adversarial opposites? Do they overlap and if so, to what degree? Can advocacy of peoplehood stand alone as the ideological compass for contemporary Jewish life? One cannot even begin to address these questions meaningfully without first defining what one means by the two terms under examination. It is worth noting that in such matters there is really no such thing as a correct or incorrect definition. At best one can only hope to reach consensus on what is the most serviceable definition for optimal comprehension of the phenomenon being scrutinized.