Does Jewish Peoplehood Have a Future?

In this video talk Dr Noam Pianko, Director of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, looks back at the origins of the term “Jewish Peoplehood”. Finding it in the 1930s and 40s he then asks whether it is still a useful concept for the 21st Century and offers a new…

Rethinking Global Jewish Collectivity in a Post-Statist World

The author frames Mordechai Kaplan’s thinking on the Jewish State and Jewish nation (people), using it to argue that it is time to move from priveleging state over nation and political sovereignty over global collectivity. He suggests that we need to modify the current paradigm which puts the Jewish State at the center, and consider…