Ripples From the Matzav: Grassroots Responses of American Jewry to the Situation in Israel

Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Carl Schrag; Steven Bayme; Harold T. Shapiro

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Political behavior; Jewish Youth; Israel attachment; Diaspora Relations

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


In order to ascertain the attitudes of American Jews towards Israel, and their understanding of its current crises, the author conducted 150 interviews with Jews in over 20 communities across the USA. While not a scientific study, this monograph provides specific examples of how events in Israel have affected the lives of American Jews.