Review of the Year (2002) in the United States: Jewish Communal Affairs

By Lawrence Grossman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 2002

After the establishment of new leadership in the Israeli government, Israel and the organized American Jewish community began a media campaign to counter Palestinian claims that Israel was a brutal aggressor. The widespread perception that young Jews did not feel very Jewish had been agitating the community, and research findings released in the fall justified this perception. The September 11 attacks had two unique impacts on Jews: (1) Osama bin Laden's terrorists represented the same ideology behind the Palestinian intifada and (2) Jews were not randomly distributed across the U.S., with an overwhelming 32 percent living in the metropolitan New York area.

Topic: Continuity, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Masorti Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Jewish Identity, Jewish Organizations, Jewish Continuity, Israeli-Palestinian Relations, Religious Denominations, Diaspora Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Reform Judaism, International Relations, Terrorism, US-Israel Relations

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Grossman, Lawrence , Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 102

Page Number(s): 221-246

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Grossman, Lawrence. Review of the Year (2002) in the United States: Jewish Communal Affairs. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 2002: 221-246.


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