Israel Education: An Ironic Failure

By Peter Geffen

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), March 2008

In arguing for the importance of teaching about Israel, the author reminds us that no nation-state has or will reach perfection. If we ignore the realities and point to a self-fulfilling fantasy, we will endanger the very thing we seek to preserve. We need to create a Zionism for the 21st century that appreciates rather than denigrates the lives of Jews from four corners of the earth, including Israel.

Topic: Israel Education, Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Israel Attachment, Zionism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/648

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Geffen, Peter. Israel Education: An Ironic Failure. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). March 2008: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6318


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