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Israel at 50: An American Jewish Perspective

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Publication Date: January 1998

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Arnold Eisen

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Israel Attachment; Diaspora Relations; Religion

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In this article the author seeks to probe the peculiar combination of closeness and distance that characterizes the relationship of American Jews to Israel. The author focuses on the role that Israel has played in American Jewish religious thought. Through a somewhat personal perspective, the author captures what Israel at 50 means for the individual American Jew.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1998, pp.47-71.