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The Use and Abuse of “Jewish Peoplehood”
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October 8, 2021

We recently published two pieces—”On Loving Jews” by editor-in-chief Arielle Angel and “Reclaiming the Covenant of Fate” by editor-at-large Peter Beinart—investigating what, if anything, Jews owe one another, especially across fundamental political divides such as disputes over Zionism and Palestinian freedom. This episode features two conversations digging deeper into the question of Jewish solidarity. In the first, Angel and Beinart explore the places their pieces overlap and diverge; in the second, Angel speaks with contributing writer Rebecca Pierce about how she thinks about “Jewish peoplehood,” communal obligations, and organizing as a Jew of color.

Articles, Threads, and Films Mentioned:

On Loving Jews” by Arielle Angel

Reclaiming the Covenant of Fate” by Peter Beinart

Listen, My Beloved Knocks” by Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

Raphael Magarik’s letter about “On Loving Jews”

Yair Wallach’s thread on “Jewish peoplehood”

No Man’s Land by Rebecca Pierce

Books Mentioned:

Leviticus: The Book of Holiness by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Thanks to Santiago Helou Quintero for producing and to Nathan Salsburg for the use of his song “VIII (All That Were Calculated Have Passed).” Transcript will be available soon.

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