Israel – The Vision and Venture of the Jewish People

In this short pamphlet, published by Beit Hatfutsot, Shlomi Ravid offers a reinterpretation of the narrative of the State of Israel as “the vision and venture of the Jewish people”, in order to frame the conversation about the future of Israel from a Peoplehood perspective. The pamphlet addresses the questions of: • What is my relationship,…

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Jewish Peoplehood: The Israeli Challenge

For Israelis, the natural collective identity is Israeli, and being part of a national majority in the Jewish State is not conducive to a Jewish Peoplehood conversation. Jewish Peoplehood is not really part of their identity. They recognize the importance of the world Jewry in times of crisis, but they lack a general interest in…

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Klal Israel – Are we in it Together? Israelis and Jewish Peoplehood

From the Peoplehood Papers #8, this article discusses the perception of the diaspora from the perspective of Israelis. The authors argue that there are three factors that have shaped these views in Israel, including the classic Zionist narrative, politics and religion, and American philanthropy. Ezrachi and Rafaeli believe that meaningful educational initiatives will enhance their sense…

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