The Future of Jewish Peoplehood

By Arthur I. Waskow

World Zionist Organization (WZO), Fall 1978

Two major ideologies have shaped the life-practice and policy of the two leading Jewish communities during the past 30 years: Labor Zionism in Israel and Jewish liberalism in American Jewry. Within the past decade these two ideologies have begun to falter and fail as descriptions of the world and as guides to effective Jewish action in the world. Although there have been efforts to rethink and rework some aspects of Labor Zionism and Jewish liberalism, these efforts have not yet been effective enough to deal successfully with new historical developments. The reformulation of a Jewish world-outlook is therefore an urgent task for the Jewish people.

Topic: History, Diaspora Relations, Peoplehood, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Diaspora, Liberal Judaism, Jewish Text, Unity, Zionism

Name of Publication: Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel

Page Number(s): 109-124

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Waskow, Arthur I. The Future of Jewish Peoplehood. Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel. World Zionist Organization (WZO). Fall 1978: 109-124.


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