The Changing Role of the Shliach

By Gerald Cromer

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), December 1974

The author examines the purpose of the shliach, the messenger from Israel, in the Diaspora in modern times. In the beginning of Zionism, the author explains, the shliach's purpose was to offer emigration to Israel as an alternative to the widespread antisemitism faced in the Diaspora. But now that antisemitic attacks and pogroms are not a problem for most Diaspora Jews, the author contends, the role of the shliach must be drastically rethought.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Organizations, Israel Advocacy, Hasbara

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 51/No. 2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Cromer, Gerald. The Changing Role of the Shliach. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). December 1974:


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