"Peoplehood" Reconsidered

By Toba Spitzer

The Jewish Peoplehood Hub, April 2010

Rabbi Spitzer argues that Kaplan's notion of the centrality of Jewish peoplehood was revolutionary when he articulated it in the early decades of the 20th century, but that it needs some serious revisiting and perhaps reconstructing as we begin the 21st century. It is a concept that too often in our movement has gotten a bit thin. She suggests a way to reframe how we think about this central idea, to give it more power and meaning in this historical moment.

Topic: Peoplehood, Reconstructionist Judaism, Covenant, Ethnicity, Jewish Text, Unity

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

Editor: Ravid, Shlomi

Volume/Issue: Volume 5

Page Number(s): p. 28-33

Funder: Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) , Nadav Fund , UJA-Federation of New York

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Genre: Essay

Coverage: Israel , World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Spitzer, Toba. "Peoplehood" Reconsidered. The Peoplehood Papers. The Jewish Peoplehood Hub. April 2010: p. 28-33. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11795


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