Jewish Continuity and Israel Visits

By David Mittelberg

Sussex Academic Press, September 2007

In this article the author reexamines the relation between Jewish continuity and Israel visits in light of the nature of contemporary globalized Western society and modern identity. He contends that the Israel-Diaspora discourse is based on a contested, rather than a consensus-based, language, dominated by the migration paradigm - the idea that Diaspora Jews should migrate to Israel or accept Israeli culture. This results in an expected negative response from Diaspora Jews. He concludes that interdependence and reciprocity between the different communities is essential for continuity of the Jewish people.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Peoplehood, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Aliyah, Diaspora, Israel Attachment, Israel's Impact on American Jewry, Unity, Discourse and Dialogue

Name of Publication: Israel, the Diaspora and Jewish Identity

Editor: Ben-Moshe, Danny , Segev, Zohar

Page Number(s): 30-51

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Diaspora , Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mittelberg, David. Jewish Continuity and Israel Visits. Israel, the Diaspora and Jewish Identity. Sussex Academic Press. September 2007: 30-51.


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