Is There Still a Jewish People?

By Charles S. Liebman

Charles S. Liebman, November 2001

Following Ahad Ha'am and if not Ahad Ha'am then Rupert Emerson, it is feeling rather than objective criteria that determines a nation's people's existence. But feeling of how many? The answer is that a majority of Jews, even a vast majority feel themselves part of the Jewish people. From every survey in every country for which we have data (U.S., Israel, Eastern Europe, even western Europe), Jews feel themselves part of a larger Jewish entity and testify that this feeling is important to them or plays an important role in their lives. It may not seem that way to many of us but can we really judge how other people say they feel?

Topic: Peoplehood, Culture, Jewish Organizations, Community Building

Name of Publication: The Collected Speeches of Charles S. Liebman

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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