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Peoplehood Video Lecture Series Background Reading

Background Reading for Peoplehood

Lecture 1

  1. Dr. Erica Brown, Dr. Misha Galperin, The Case for Jewish Peoplehood, 2008, Chapter One: “Defining Peoplehood.”
  2. Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, The Jew Within: Self, Family, and Community in America, 2000. Chapters 1, 2 and 8.
  3. Steven M. Cohen and Jack Wertheimer, “Whatever Happened to the Jewish People,” Commentary Magazine, June 2006.
  4. Eliyahu Stern, “Realigning Jewish Peoplehood,” On The Square, 2008.

Lecture 2

  1. Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, The Jew Within: Self, Family, and Community in America, 2000. Chapters 1, 2 and 8.
  2. Moshe Halbertal, “On Modern Jewish Identities,” in Jewish Peoplehood: Change and Challenge, 2009, ed. Menachem Revivi, Ezra Kopelowitz.

Lecture 3

  1. Jon Entine, “Jews are a Race, Genes Reveal,” The Jewish Daily Forward, May 11, 2012

Lecture 4

  1. Shaul Magid, “Be the Jew You Make: Jews, Judaism, and Jewishness in Post-Ethnic America,” Sh’ma, March 2011.
  2. Steven M. Cohen and Jack Wertheimer, “What is So Great About Post-Ethnic Judaism?” Sh’ma, March 2011.

Lecture 5

  1. Ezra Kopelowitz, “A Sociologist’s Guide for Building Jewish Peoplehood,” in Jewish Peoplehood: Change and Challenge, 2009, ed. Menachem Revivi, Ezra Kopelowitz.
  2. Riv-Ellen Prell, “Against the Cultural Grain: Jewish Peoplehood for the 21st Century,” in Jewish Peoplehood: Change and Challenge, 2009, ed. Menachem Revivi, Ezra Kopelowitz.

Lecture 6

  1. Erica Brown, “The Shelf Life of Jewish Peoplehood,” The Jewish Week, January 2011.
  2. Laura Geller, “A New Understanding of Peoplehood: The Jewish Conversation,” in Jewish Peoplehood: Change and Challenge, 2009, ed. Menachem Revivi, Ezra Kopelowitz.

Lecture 7

  1. David Breakstone, “Keep Dreaming: Peoplehood vs. Zionism,” Jerusalem Post, July 22, 2011.
  2. Yehuda Kurtzer, “Can a Jew Legally Cancel His Jewishness?” Jerusalem Post, May 2011.

Lecture 8

  1. Arnold Eisen, “Rebuilding Jewish Communities,” Sh’ma, November 2000.

Lecture 9

  1. Dr. Misha Galperin, “Funding Peoplehood: Why the Jewish Community Should Care About an Unsexy Cause,” The Forward, July 8, 2011.
  2. Daniel Septimus, “The Real Peoplehood Problem,” The Forward, July 18, 2011.
  3. Dr. Misha Galperin, “Continuing a Peoplehood Debate,” The Forward, July 26, 2011.