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The Jewish Identity of Twenty to Thirty Year Old Israelis: A Comparison between Highly Committed and Average, Secular and Religious Israeli Jews

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Publication Date: October 2002

Publisher(s): Jewish Agency for Israel. Department of Jewish-Zionist Education. Research and Development Unit

Author(s): Ezra Kopelowitz; Pablo Markin

Series: The Question of "Success" in Contemporary Zionist Education: A Look at the Work of Short-Term Israel

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Informal Jewish education; Jewish identification; Diaspora relations

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel

Abstract:

This chapter looks at how young Israeli Jews, between 20 and 30 years of age understand Zionism, the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora and their connection to the Jewish tradition. It maps the attitudes of the Jewish Agency shlichim and a control group of students at Ruppin College vis-à-vis different aspects of belonging to the Jewish people.