The Challenges of Building Pluralistic Jewish Peoplehood: Towards a Different Kind of Pluralism

Barber suggest that in most Jewish conversations about pluralism, the word is used to convey the thought that all Jewish narratives are true Jewish narratives and that none holds more weight than any other. However, she suggests that the community needs instead to understand pluralism as the need to learn about the multiplicity of Jewish…

Jewish Peoplehood and the Biblical Landscape

Using the language of rock music, Arnoff suggests that in order to help the individual view Jewish communities as compelling enough to join, the Jewish educator must move beyond the personal and facilitate “a community comprised of individuals with rich, meaningful experience.” He notes that, “navigating peoplehood requires a multidimensional, pluralistic map to the biblical…

Peoplehood Papers 10: Peoplehood in the Age of Pluralism – How Do We Embrace Pluralism While Keeping Us Whole?

This (10th) volume of the Peoplehood Papers sets out “to explore the potential for developing some kind of synthesis between Jewish Peoplehood and Pluralism.” Today, Jews differ on core Jewish issues, and thus, sustaining a sense of commonality is increasingly complex. The articles in this issue are written by practitioners who were asked to offer…