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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- American Jews and Israel at a Time of Crisis

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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Yitz Greenberg; Kellen Kaiser; Michael H. Steinhardt

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.5, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
International relations (Diplomacy)

Keywords: Israel advocacy; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Diaspora Relations; International Relations

Type: Other


This issue of Contact explores various ways American Jews are connecting to Israel during a period of ongoing crisis. Andrew Katz, who grew up in America, described why he chooses to live in Israel. Rabbi David Ellenson provides a reminder that solidarity breeds responsibility. Michael Sonnenfeldt discusses the place for dissent in the conversation about Israel, while affirming the necessity of unity as well. Also included are articles by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, Kellen Kaiser, Michael H. Steinhardt, Andrea Fram Plotkin, Adena K. Berkowitz, Madeleine Brecher, Sarah H. Wendell, and Wayne L. Firestone.