North American Jews and Israelis: Transcending our Differences

By Uri D. Herscher

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), 1984

Important differences in life experiences and values make dialogue and understanding between Israeli Jews and North American Jews a complicated endeavor. Such differences include: the ubiquity of military experience among Israeli Jews as opposed to North Americans; the American principle of separation of Church and State; and the fact of important non-Jewish relatives in American Jews' lives. Recognizing and being sensitive to these differences is required if these two communities would move forward, in any sense of the word, together.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Intermarriage, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Discourse and Dialogue, Values, Military Service

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol. 50/No. 2

Page Number(s): 16-18

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Herscher, Uri D. North American Jews and Israelis: Transcending our Differences. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). 1984: 16-18. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5897


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