Jewish Peoplehood and Zionism - Towards a Historical Synthesis

By Yair Sheleg

The Jewish Peoplehood Hub, April 2010

The author argues that strengthening the sense of Jewish Peoplehood can only take place around the connection between Israel and the Diaspora: By strengthening already existing short and long term Israel programs for Diaspora youth, but also the opposite: It is wrong that the only connection of Israeli youth to the diasporas will be through travels to concentration camps and cemeteries in Poland. The topic of the Diaspora has to be part of the Israeli educational program. Direct encounters with Diaspora youth (through their visits here, and Israeli visits there) have to be part of a process every (Jewish) graduate of the Israeli educational system goes through.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Peoplehood, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Diaspora, Israel Experience, Education, Israel's Impact on American Jewry, Unity, Zionism

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

Editor: Ravid, Shlomi

Volume/Issue: Volume 5

Page Number(s): p. 37-39

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:
Sheleg, Yair. Jewish Peoplehood and Zionism - Towards a Historical Synthesis. The Peoplehood Papers. The Jewish Peoplehood Hub. April 2010: p. 37-39.


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