Peoplehood is Here to be Re-Envisioned, A response to Steven Windmueller
- What does responsibility mean to you? What does it demand of you?
- Who do you feel most responsible for?
- What are the situations in which you feel (or don’t feel) a sense of responsibility to Jews you don’t know? On what basis do you feel responsibility to other people, Jews included?
- The concept of Kol Yisrael Areivim laZeh (All Jews are Responsible for One Another) was also developed as a mechanism whereby one Jew can/should/may take it upon him/herself to be responsible for the “sins” of another Jew. Are there situations when you feel that the misbehaviors of other Jews reflects on you, or you have to take responsibility for them?
- Does the notion of Kol Yisrael Areivim Ze Lazeh resonate with you and your peers? Why?
- Am I responsible for providing for another Jew or am I also responsible for his/her actions and behaviors?
- Does the notion of Kol Yisrael Areivim ZeLazeh necessarily represent a particularistic worldview? If so, can it be justified as such? Can there be alternative interpretations either of the meaning of responsibility (see the question above) or in the context of sustaining the Jewish capacity for changing the world that would bridge the gap between particularism and universalism?