A Parting of Ways?

By Theodore Sasson

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, October 2010

Examining results from a study conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, the author argues (contra Peter Beinart, who argued in June 2010 that young American Jews are becoming more estranged from Israel) that in fact, disengagement with Israel is not a generational trend, but rather a lifecycle phenomenon. That is to say, in past generations as well as the current generation, Jews become more engaged in Jewish life, and more attached to Israel, as they age, argues the author. Political beliefs, however, are beginning to separate American Jews from Israeli Jews, the author notes, and the children of intermarriage are also less likely to support Israel.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Political Behavior, Diaspora Relations, Intermarriage, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Generational Issues, Israel Attachment, Research, Study, Politics, Zionism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.673

Page Number(s): 13-14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sasson, Theodore. A Parting of Ways?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. October 2010: 13-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7263


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