Toward a New Understanding of Jewish Peoplehood: Undoing the False Tension of Particularism and Universalism

By Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi

The Jewish Peoplehood Hub, November 2010

On every level, modernity both challenges and expands our understanding of Jewish identity and Jewish values. While some may decry the decreased commitment and tribalism inherent in a modern or postmodern Jewish identity, here I want to explore not only the root of the challenge of modernity to Jewish identity, but also what opportunities for the evolution of Judaism it offers us.

Topic: Peoplehood, Jewish Identification, Jewish Text, Modernity, Values, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

Editor: Ravid, Shlomi

Volume/Issue: Volume 6

Page Number(s): 24-26

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

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Genre: Essay

Coverage: World

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Rachel. Toward a New Understanding of Jewish Peoplehood: Undoing the False Tension of Particularism and Universalism. The Peoplehood Papers. The Jewish Peoplehood Hub. November 2010: 24-26. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11805


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