Three ways by which Jews connect to the Jewish People

By Ezra Kopelowitz

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

Dr. Kopelowitz outlines here how Jews over the last two centuries have refashioned the nature of their connections with each other, and have passed from a traditionalist perspective of Jewish belonging to various redefinitions of what constitutes the Jewish collective. The Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index and its measure of Jewish connectedness allows Jewish institutions and educators the opportunity to better assess if Jews are in fact moving towards a multi-faceted approach to identifying Jewishly that goes beyond equating one's Jewishness with one's religious identity alone.

Topic: History, Peoplehood, Tradition, Jewish Identification, Belonging, Jewish Organizations, Modernity, Unity, 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): 31-35

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

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Kopelowitz, Ezra. Three ways by which Jews connect to the Jewish People. Up, Close and Personal: Thinking about the Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index. International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies (SJPS) at Beit Hatfutsot. September 2010: 31-35. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11814


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