A New Role for Israel in American Jewish Identity
Publication Date: April 1992
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Series: Issues Series, #1: A New Role for Israel in American Jewish Identity, April 1992
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Political Behavior; Israel attachment; Diaspora Relations; Zionism
Coverage: United States
Professor Eisen argues that attachment to the State of Israel has recently become more problematic for American Jews. He presents options for strengthening Israel's place in American Jewish identity, focusing on four factors: politics, religion, ethos/ethnicity, and ideology. Also included are a foreword by Steven Bayme and responses by Jonathan Woocher of the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) and Allon Gal of the University of the Negev, Beersheba (Israel).