The State and the state of Israel

By Nancy Levene

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2004

Levene responds to Cohen's article, "Toward Another Diaspora Manifesto" in this issue of Sh'ma, observing that as his experience attests, the way home is neither simple nor straight for someone raised to think of Israel as the logical and existential outcome of a committed Judaism. She notes that there is not one myth of Zionism, but many, and insofar as the old ones no longer provide orientation, we need to reach for new ones. Finally, she discusses the nature of the change or changes in Diaspora Judaism caused by the existence of Israel.

Topic: Diaspora, Israel Attachment, Zionism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 35/616

Page Number(s): 3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Levene, Nancy. The State and the state of Israel. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2004: 3.


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