Jewish identity underlies the sense of belonging shared by members of the Jewish people. Recognition of Jewish “connection” is a necessary condition for Jewish cohesion, solidarity, and mutual responsibility. But preserving and cultivating Jewish identity is becoming a daunting challenge in today’s open and globalized world. Basic questions of principle arise: Is it possible to characterize a shared set of identity components for a people deeply divided over issues of culture, nationality, and religion? How should Jewish identity be expressed in the nation-state of the Jewish people? Is the preservation of Israel’s Jewish identity compatible with liberal and democratic values? The Center for Jewish-Israeli Identity addresses these issues as key to the preservation of Jewish identity and to ensuring a thriving Jewish future.
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The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) is an independent professional policy planning think tank incorporated as a private non-profit company in Israel. The mission of the Institute is to ensure the thriving of the Jewish People and the Jewish civilization by engaging in professional strategic thinking and planning on issues of primary concern to world Jewry. Located in Jerusalem, the concept of JPPI regarding the Jewish People is global, and includes aspects of major Jewish communities with Israel as one of them, at the core.
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