Publication Date: January 1998
Publisher: American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Arnold Eisen
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Israel Attachment; Diaspora Relations; Religion
Coverage: United States
In this article the author seeks to probe the peculiar combination of closeness and distance that characterizes the relationship of American Jews to Israel. The author focuses on the role that Israel has played in American Jewish religious thought. Through a somewhat personal perspective, the author captures what Israel at 50 means for the individual American Jew.
In American Jewish Yearbook 1998, pp.47-71.