Peoplehood is Here to be Re-Envisioned, A response to Steven Windmueller
- Judaism is not (only) a religion. It is also a People and the national component of Jewish civilization is central to understanding Jewish texts, practices and culture.
- Many of Judaism’s norms, laws and mitzvoth are articulated and relevant through the Jewish collective.
- The Jewish People (and not its constituent individuals) is the carrier of Jewish religion and civilization. Sustaining the People and continuing its legacy is therefore a core Jewish value.
- “The Jewish People are bound by a shared past (the covenant of fate) and a shared future (the covenant of destiny)” – Soloveitchik.