Indeed, not inculcation of Jewish patterns of life, nor transmission of Jewish culture and history, but measurement and management of identity became the constitutive act of the modern Jewish communal apparatus. It’s no coincidence that the most lavishly funded communal project of our generation has not been universal comprehensive Jewish education, but rather, an identity making vacation whose goals are no more controversial than encouraging passive Zionism and getting young Jews near each other. This is the insidiousness of the identity ideology.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
In Case You Missed It... Why We Need to Shut The Door On Identity
From earlier this week: