Avinoam Bar-Yosef, the President and Founding Director of the Jewish People Policy Insitute, believes that a connection between Jews is a phenomenon that still exists everywhere. A connection between individuals who belong to a “people” – the Jewish people.
This sense of nationhood, or peoplehood, is one of the things he discusses with Shmuel Rosner, in the ninth episode of our series of conversations about the book: #IsraeliJudaism, Portrait of a Cultural Revolution. Bar-Yosef also shares his own Aliyah story – he came to Israel as a young boy with his parents – and his belief that Kibbutz Galuyot, the gathering and integration of many diasporas, is Israel’s greatest success.
#IsraeliJudaism, Portrait of a Cultural Revolution, based on the work of JPPI, and was coauthored by Shmuel Rosner, a senior fellow at JPPI and Prof. Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University. The English version of the book was published recently and provides us with an opportunity to both present the unique nature of Israeli Judaism to the broader world, and to discuss its future and the implications for world Jewry.
This series of JPPI produced video conversations focuses on Israeli traditionalism, nationality, pluralism, ethnicity and more.