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Zionism and Post-Ethnic Trends

The hierarchical model of homeland-diaspora formulated decades ago clashes with the emergence of two strong centers of Jewish life in the U.S. and Israel. While post-ethnic trends certainly present new challenges, they also provide new opportunities to rethink the nature of American Jewish-Israel relationship.
By |May 30th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Peoplehood is not the Same as Zionism

Paradoxically, only by distinguishing peoplehood from Zionism, survivalist fears of Jewish continuity, and the romantic premise of Jewish unity will future generations of American Jews view group identity and connection to the state of Israel integral aspects of their Jewish self-definition.
By |April 27th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments