The End of Centrality

By Jonathan Boyd

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2004

Boyd asserts that though Israel is indeed the center of the Jewish world, this no longer matters: Globalization has created a radically different world than the one we are used to, and in this new era the very duality of Israel/Diaspora ceases to make sense. Consequently, we must rethink Israel experience programs and Israeli shlichim, as well as organizational partnerships within and beyond our own communities. If the Jewish people themselves are at the center of the Jewish world, this will encourage a global cross-fertilization of ideas and build a real sense of commonality.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Peoplehood, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Diaspora, Israel Experience, Globalization, Unity

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 35/616

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Boyd, Jonathan. The End of Centrality. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2004: 14.


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