Our Troubled Homeland

By Avraham Walfish

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2004

The author describes his move to the Israeli settlement of Tekoa. He argues that the battle over settlements has exposed the fault lines in classical Zionism. The founding of the state did not resolve the long-standing debates among different versions: a political solution to the problem of antisemitism, a cultural center to rejuvenate Jewish thought and culture, an ideal platform for social experimentation, and a religious-messianic ingathering to repair the ills afflicting Jewish religion. He concludes that growth in our intellectual homeland requires grounding, physically and emotionally, in our geographic homeland.

Topic: Political Behavior, Jewish Identification, Statehood, Ideology, Geography, Israeli Settlements, Politics, Zionism

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.34/no.611

Page Number(s): 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Walfish, Avraham. Our Troubled Homeland. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2004: 2-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6704


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