Reflections on Israel, Peoplehood, and a New Jewish World

At the ninth annual Herzliya Conference in February 2009, the concept of “Jewish peoplehood” emerged as an important concept, and the author discusses some of the proposed definitions of the concept and arguments raised by Jewish scholars and thinkers in previous volumes of the Peoplehood Papers. While many questions about the concept still remain, the…

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Responses and Catalyzing Concepts

The author discusses the applicability as well as the superfluity of “indicators” as reliable evaluative tools. He argues that the Jewish people urgently need indicators of “Jewish Peoplehood” to understand what is happening, to identify trends, and to craft policies. He suggests five features that he believes are important in shaping the future of Jewish…

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