Thinking about Distancing from Israel

By Steven M. Cohen, Ari Y. Kelman

Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), October 2010

The authors revisit their report, “BEYOND DISTANCING: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation from Israel,” which delineated several pieces of evidence pointing to diminished attachment to Israel among younger Jews. This report provoked major discussion in the field. They maintain their key argument that Israel attachment among non-Orthodox American Jews is in decline, and ought not be a taken-for-granted tenet of American Jewish identities. They state that the growth of intermarriage means that more such Jews and their children will adopt lifestyles that seem to militate against Israel attachment as a taken-for-granted pillar of their Jewish identities.

Topic: Intermarriage, Young Adults, Jewish Identification, Israel Attachment, Data, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Contemporary Jewry

Editor: Heilman, Samuel

Volume/Issue: Vol.30/no.2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Kelman, Ari Y. Thinking about Distancing from Israel. Contemporary Jewry. Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ). October 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10920


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