At the heart of the breach between Israel and American Jewry is a declining sense of Jewish peoplehood
among the latter, as assimilation and widespread intermarriage have created a community that is no longer that interested in Israel or, frankly, the person leading it.
In an essay on "Languages and Identities," Gearoid 6 Tuathaigh examines "the significance of language in the construction of a distinct sense of peoplehood
and nation" as well as "the issue of language as cultural practice" (53).
The shifting of the US consulate also adds up to denying the Palestinians independent peoplehood
and right to self-determination.
Yet, the more dismembered their homeland and the more assaulted their identity, the more adept they become at defining, projecting and maintaining their sense of peoplehood
. And, as a reaction, the more heterogeneous Jews from Europe, the Middle East and Russia sought to become a homogeneous state, with a communal sense of reference, the more they concurrently sought to reverse that process.
It is self-named by our people as soul music, not soul in the sense of the spirit form, but soul as a unique quality of personhood and peoplehood
, expressive of a unique composite of sensitivity, creativity, impulse and will to freedom.
In the West, Rosenblatt proclaims, Jews could create a "younger," more "nimble" form of Jewish culture and community life, ridding themselves of the backwardness of their history in exile while still retaining Jewish collective identity and peoplehood
. He recasts Los Angeles as a site of Jewish redemption, not a peripheral part of Yiddish life but a center for the global Jewish diaspora.
The temple's vision for Jewish learning is to create in its learners a passion for living a Jewish life and to empower them to develop a personal connection to Judaism, God, Israel and Jewish peoplehood
The four first-place winners were "Letter From New Haven," by Ellen Wexler, for Excellence in Social Justice Reporting; "Growing Up Trump" by Marc Fisher, for Excellence in Feature Writing; "No Patience for Patriarchy," by Eetta Prince-Gibson, for Excellence in Personality Profiles; and "The Polish Republic of Untruth," by Konstanty Gebert, for Excellence in Writing About Jewish Heritage and Jewish Peoplehood
Continue reading "Paying the Price for Abandoning Jewish Peoplehood
Immigrant narratives, read for their subjective constructions of identity by Werner Sollors in Part II, are deemphasized in Part III in favor of dialectical constructions of place and peoplehood
: Michael Weingrad's essay "Hebrew in America," Monique Rodrigues Balbuena's "Ladino in U.S.
Fox's "'We Are in the First Temple': Fact and Affect in American Jews' Emergent Genetic Narrative" is an intriguing account of how the field of genetics seems likely to wield a potent force in repositioning and reorienting the Jewish relationship to their oral traditions and official histories of Jewish peoplehood
. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to posthumously publish an essay by the scholar Kalman P.