Are American and Israeli Jews Drifting Apart?

Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: American Jews; Israel attachment; Political behavior

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Are American and Israeli Jews drifting apart? Unfortunately, the answer is neither obvious nor straightforward. Some evidence suggests that they are more separate than before, some that they are not; other considerations suggest that serious differences have been in the making for a long time and are only now beginning to be felt. The purpose of this essay is to peer into the future, to examine the status of Israeli-American Jewish relations 30 years hence.