Between Mifgash and Shlichut Paradigms in Contemporary Zionist Education and the Question of the Ideological Relationship between Israel and Diaspora

Publication Date: March 2003

Publisher: Jewish Agency for Israel

Author(s): Ezra Kopelowitz

Research Area: Education

Keywords: World Jews; Jewish education; Academic research

Type: Report


There is a tremendous need for a clear conceptual framework against which to evaluate educational projects. This paper contributes towards the debate that must occur if we are to develop such a framework. A qualitative conception of success must begging with the question why do we want to create an educational program in the first place? In the paper we describe three such answers to the question of why in the area of Diaspora-Israel education.