After Four Decades: The Responsibilities of Israel and the Diaspora to Jewish Life and Culture

By Arnold Eisen

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, May 1988

The author claims that no historic model is fit to describe the current relations between Israel and the Diaspora. Israel is not "galut" and the Diaspora, for better and for worse, is not Israel. This built-in difference results in anger and guilt that lie in between. Referring mainly to the United States, the author discusses the nature and differences of Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora. The author sees both as legitimate Jewish centers, religiously and culturally, and he calls for greater cooperation in order to keep developing the Jewish world, inside and outside the state of Israel.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Diaspora, Spirituality, Unity, Modernity

Name of Publication: After Four Decades: The Responsibilities of Israel and the Diaspora to Jewish Life and Culture

Page Number(s): 24-37

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Diaspora , Israel

Identifier: 88-BD-13

Language: English

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Eisen, Arnold. After Four Decades: The Responsibilities of Israel and the Diaspora to Jewish Life and Culture. After Four Decades: The Responsibilities of Israel and the Diaspora to Jewish Life and Culture. Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. May 1988: 24-37. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10825


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