Zionism After Israel: Some Modest Proposals

By Deborah Dash Moore

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 1998

The author maintains that even after all the important Israeli landmarks, Zionism still has a message for contemporary Diaspora Jews. The message is not one of normalization, nor of ingathering exiles, nor of fighting anti-Semitism and rescuing Jews. The author argues that Zionism in the Diaspora aims to solve the problem of Judaism for assimilating Jews and that it provides a vehicle of conversion to an affirmative Jewish identity, to a sense of solidarity with other Jews that is the basis of peoplehood and Diaspora nationalism.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Peoplehood, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Identification, Spirituality, Israel Attachment, Israel's Impact on American Jewry, Zionism

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.62/No.2

Page Number(s): 42-47

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Moore, Deborah Dash. Zionism After Israel: Some Modest Proposals. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 1998: 42-47. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4583


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