Dr. Ravid contends that in discussing the reality of Jewish closeness, we cannot forget the importance of Peoplehood capital: the advantages and benefits that emerge from being part of the same collective. While programs like Birthright can achieve short-term closeness, to truly achieve sustainable Peoplehood capital, with the resulting trust and sense of partnership, we must educate towards a sense of shared purpose and future.
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Ravid, Shlomi. The Closeness Index and Peoplehood Capital. Up, Close and Personal: Thinking about the Jewish Peoplehood Closeness Index. The International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beth Hatefutsoth. September 2010: