Religion, nationalism and peoplehood are highlighted as the anchors of Jewish identity. Historically, first religion dominated the three, and then nationalism in the form of Zionism. Changes in classical Zionism in the 21st century have made room for religion and peoplehood to be complimentary rather than contradictory to Jewish nationalism, with a move from state building to community building. The author concludes that an emerging synthesis between nationalism and peoplehood requires a new agenda that captures the hearts and minds of Jews in Israel and around the world, and is based on mutuality and partnership.

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