End Thoughts: Lost Tribes in Israel

By Joel B. Wolowelsky

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, November 11, 1994

Reacting to discussion in Israel of changing the Law of Return in response to the presence of members of the Benai Menashe (Indian Jews) in Israel after immigration and conversion, the author wonders whether this inhospitable response is related to the fact that these new Israelis live in settlements such as Qiryat Arba and Gush Katif. Whatever one's views of the peace process, the author warns, this should not cause Israelis to undermine basic principles by questioning the Jewishness or legitimacy of these (or other) Jews.

Topic: Race, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jewish Identification, Jewish Identity, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Law, Israeli-Arab Conflict, Israeli Settlements, Diversity, Zionism, Indian Jews, Identity

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.481

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Wolowelsky, Joel B. End Thoughts: Lost Tribes in Israel. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 11 November 1994: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7930


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