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Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation from Israel

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Jewish Identity Project of Reboot

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen; Ari Y. Kelman

Funder(s): Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Funder(s): Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Youth; Political behavior; Study; Israel attachment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The authors report results from a study designed to address three questions: (1) How broad-based is alienation from Israel among young American Jews? (2) Can the gap in support for Israel between younger and older American Jews be explained as a (temporary) life-cycle phenomenon? (3) Are the age-related variations related, as many believe, to political (i.e., left-of-center) orientations? Or are other factors more critical? The authors find that these trends are related more to age-cohort (year of birth) than to stage of life. But the authors find no evidence to suggest that political affiliation is related to alienation from Israel among young American Jews.