Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation from Israel

By Steven M. Cohen, Ari Y. Kelman

Jewish Identity Project of Reboot, 2007

The authors report results from a study designed to address three questions: (1) How broad-based is alienation from Israel among young American Jews? (2) Can the gap in support for Israel between younger and older American Jews be explained as a (temporary) life-cycle phenomenon? (3) Are the age-related variations related, as many believe, to political (i.e., left-of-center) orientations? Or are other factors more critical? The authors find that these trends are related more to age-cohort (year of birth) than to stage of life. But the authors find no evidence to suggest that political affiliation is related to alienation from Israel among young American Jews.

Topic: Political Behavior, Youth, Israel Attachment, Study, Politics

Funder: Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Kelman, Ari Y. Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation from Israel. Jewish Identity Project of Reboot. 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=326


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