Peoplehood is Here to be Re-Envisioned, A response to Steven Windmueller
- How do you understand Kaplan’s claim that Judaism is more than a religion? What makes Judaism different from other religions?
- If Judaism is more than a religion, where does God fit in? For a “peoplehood Jew” what role might God play, if any, in his or her Jewish life? What other sources of authority are there?
- Which constituent parts of the Jewish civilization (land, language, customs, laws etc.,) do you think are most important today for the future thriving of the Jewish People? Which constituent parts do you find most significant in your life?
- If a person is not primarily a religious Jew, whose lifestyle is driven by religious acts (mitzvoth, customs etc,.), what can, or should be, the actions or behaviors that a peoplehood Jew does, to demonstrate his or her commitment to Jewish life?