Elderly Jews

What is Jewish Peoplehood?

The evolving concept of Jewish peoplehood has long fascinated Prof. Noam Pianko, Director of the new Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Prof. Pianko’s latest article on this subject is entitled “The Future of Peoplehood: From Nationhood to Neighborhood.”

The article appeared on Oct. 13, 2013 on the website eJewish Philanthropy, which features thought pieces on key issues facing the Jewish community. It is part of a forthcoming collection called The Peoplehood Papers, Volume 11 – Jewish Peoplehood in Practice, to be published by the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education.

Pianko begins his piece on “The Future of Peoplehood” by asking,

Does a secular Jew in Berkeley have a shared future and common values with a Haredi Jew in Bnei Brak? As long as concepts of peoplehood make the case for the unity of such diverse Jewish populations, the future of this key word has little potential to inspire Jewish collectivity.

Want the full story? Click here to view the full piece on eJewish Philanthropy.

Want to read more by Prof. Pianko? Click here for his thoughts on the future of Jewish Studies, from our Fall 2013 Newsletter.


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