Peoplehood functioned as a placeholder and a worldview that upheld and solidified the core movements, institutions, and practices of twentieth century American Jewry. Jewish identity appears to be slowly but steadily moving away from a paradigm of Jewish peoplehood toward one of Jewish meaning. In this new paradigm, texts, ideas, values, and practices that answer the question “Why be Jewish?” become the primary portals for Jewish identity.
The Trope: Korach
Torah: Numbers 16:1 – 18:32 – Click here.
Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14 – 12:22 – Click here.