Jewish Peoplehood: 2010

By David M. Gordis

International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (SJPS) at Beit Hatfutsot, September 2010

Rabbi Dr. Gordis states that there are many forms in which one can identify Jewishly, but the one most relevant for the community is how contemporary Jews identify psychologically. Today's Jews see their identity in terms of how their humanity is articulated, not as an alternative to that humanity. In order to maintain the notion of the Jewish people, the community must learn to be as inclusive as possible, and to model for other communities and peoples how they too can face the challenge of balancing between an individual's universalistic tendencies and the particularities of a people.

Topic: Peoplehood, Sectarianism, Jewish Identification, Psychology/Psychiatry, Unity, Inclusion, Identity Formation, Community Building

Name of Publication: Up, Close and Personal: Thinking about the Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index

Editor: Freedman, Catriella , Kedar, Shelley

Page Number(s): 20-23

Funder: Jim Joseph Foundation , Nadav Fund , Shoham Philanthropic Fund

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gordis, David M. Jewish Peoplehood: 2010. Up, Close and Personal: Thinking about the Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index. International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (SJPS) at Beit Hatfutsot. September 2010: 20-23. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11813


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