Bringing Conversations about Israel into the Life of American Congregations
The authors describe how certain American congregations engage in substantial discussions about Israel. They argue that this kind of activitiy is all too rare, as Israel has come to occupy a less than central place in American Jews’ consciousness and communities. This stems in part, according to the authors, to the absence of real discourse about Israel between and among American Jews. This paper emerged from qualitative data that included formal interviews with rabbis and congregational lay leaders, as well as many insights from our ongoing work with them. However, it makes no pretensions to be a data-driven research paper. It is a suggestive conceptual brief that offers a new way for thinking about the way we engage with Israel in congregational life.
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Sinclair, Alex. Moskovitz-Kalman, Esti. Bringing Conversations about Israel into the Life of American Congregations. S3K Report. Makom: Renewing Israel Engagement,Synagogue 3000. Fall 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4068
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