American Jews & Israel

American Jewry stands with Israel by William Daroff, The Jerusalem Post, February 2, 2024

American Jews, notwithstanding our reputation for fractiousness and heated debate, remain firm in our stance behind Israel as it prosecutes this just war against the Hamas terrorist army.

Why you might have lost all your Jewish friends this week and didn’t even know it. by Josh Gilman, Josh’s Blog, October 13, 2023

Diaspora Jews: Time to take a stand Matti Friedman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, August 20, 2023 (see also video (1:01’), Times of Israel webinar (cosponsored by SOS – Save Our Shared Home) with Yossi Klein Halevi, Daniel Gordis, and Matti Friedman, hosted by Amanda Borschel-Dan, September 4, 2023)

Why world Jewry should support Israel, but not its current government, and ways to do so.

Why Donniel Hartman sees a brighter Israeli future — in 2026 by Andrew Silow-Carroll , Jewish Telegraphic Agency, July 30, 2023

American Jewry faces a quandary, but does it know it? by Yosef Blau, The Times of Israel, July 28, 2023

Young US Jews don’t prioritize Israel the way their parents did, nor do young Israelis like US democracy as a model. With the gap is growing, now what?

We Wanna Dance with Somebody … Who Loves Us by Daniel Gordis, Israel from the Inside, July 5, 2023

With apologies to Whitney Houston, here’s why a new suggestion about how to revive American Reform Zionism is bound to fail.

Innocents Abroad by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, June 8, 2023

Northern NJ Jewish Community Study: Connections to Israel“Modern Israel is the Jewish people’s very last chance.” by Daniel Gordis, Israel from the Inside, March 22, 2023

Charles Krauthammer was right: “Israel is the hinge. Upon it rest the hopes—the only hope—for Jewish continuity and survival.” Everywhere.

The Surprising Intersectional Opportunity to Engage by Eran Shayshon, Jewish Journal, March 16, 2023

Despite the apparent conflict, the current crisis presents a unique opportunity to strengthen the bond between American Jews and Israel.

An open letter to Israel’s friends in North America by Matti Friedman, Yossi Klein Halevi and Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, February 2, 2023 (see also Another open letter to Israel’s friends in North America by Michal Cotler-Wunsh, The Times of Israel, February 10, 2023)

Diaspora Jews have both the right and the responsibility to speak out against a government that is undermining our society’s cohesion and its democratic ethos

We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel by Eric Alterman

What American Jews fight about when they fight about Israel by Andrew Silow-Carroll, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, January 22, 2023 (interview with Eric Alterman, author of We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel)

US, Israeli Jews need to come together, not criticize each other by Jack Rosen, The Jerusalem Post, January 4, 2023

Can US Jews love the real Israel—or only the fantasy version? by Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate, December 30, 2022

Most Americans don’t like the Jewish state’s new government. But it still deserves their support against those who work to undermine and destroy it.

How American Jews should navigate Israel’s new political reality by David Bernstein, The Times of Israel, December 29, 2022

Can Reform and Conservative Judaism support for Zionism be revived? by Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate, September 20, 2022

With a disaffection from the Jewish state growing among Jewish liberals, pro-Israel rabbis are attempting to change the narrative. It’s an uphill battle, but one worth fighting.

Reconnecting Israel and Diaspora Jewry by Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Jewish News Syndicate, May 30, 2022

Our disagreements must bring us together, not tear us apart.

AJC’s Surveys of American and Israeli Jewish Millennials, April 15, 2022

Dear Sophie, Israel has failed you by Donniel Hartman, The Times of Israel, February 20, 2022

The first step in engaging a generation of Jews troubled over where Israel and Zionism are heading is to acknowledge that they do indeed have a valid point

Over 90% of American Jews concerned about antisemitism – survey, The Jerusalem Post, January 21, 2022

94% of American Jews say there’s at least some antisemitism in the US, while 75% of American Jews believe that there is more antisemitism today in the US than five years ago.

Don’t Ignore the Silent Israel-Diaspora Rift by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, January 13, 2022

Israel’s closing the skies to American Jews—violating a sacred relationship? by Daniel Gordis, Israel from the Inside, January 4, 2022

Might COVID finally get us to have the conversation we’ve been avoiding for three quarters of a century?

Hanukkah Is the Model for a Healthier Jewish Peoplehood by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, December 2, 2021

For the love of Israel, we need to say: The Reform Movement is Zionist by Ammiel Hirsch, The Times of Israel, November 30, 2021

How could future Jewish leaders write an open, public letter in the middle of a war, missiles raining down on our people, without ever mentioning Hamas?

“The unraveling of American Zionism” by Daniel Gordis, Israel from the Inside, November 8, 2021

Which is really just the unraveling of seeing the Jews as a people

Liberal Zionism and the Troubled Committed by Donniel Hartman, Sources, Fall 2021

Is There a Future for American Jews? by Bret Stephens, Sapir, Vol. 3, Autumn 2021

What makes today’s fast-spreading anti-Zionism so dangerous, however, isn’t merely that it is wrong on its merits, malicious in its intent, and antisemitic in its foundation. It is that it is a symptom of a much larger disease of the American mind, a willful irrationalism, an inability to accept inconvenient facts and to process reasoned arguments.

Video: Prime Minister Bennett speech to Jewish community leaders (23’32”), September 30, 2021

American Jews and Israel: Shifting Sands, Again? by Daniel Gordis, Israel from the Inside, August 2, 2021

For years, the story has been about what American Jews were saying about Israel. Now, Israelis are talking about American Jews. And what they are saying may surprise you.

Yes, American Jews Do Care About and Support Israel by Farley Weiss, Jewish News Syndicate, July 26, 2021 (see also Jews Gaslighting Jews: A Primer by Alex Joffe, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, July 22, 2021)

American Jews are signaling their own dire straits by Douglas Altabef, Arutz 7/Israel National News, July 16, 2021

American Jews are decoupling, not only from their brethren and the idea of a coherent Jewish people, but also from reality itself. … Israel is just the first marker down the slope of the disappearance of the American Jewish community. Anti-Semites will not subvert American Jewry. The Jews will do it to themselves.

The Un-Jews by Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, Tablet, June 15, 2021

The Jewish attempt to cancel Israel and Jewish peoplehood

A Jewish call to action: 10 ways to fight back by David Harris, The Times of Israel, June 16, 2021

Top 5 Things American and Israeli Jews Should Know About Each Other, AJC, June 15, 2021 (see also: AJC Surveys of American Jewish Opinion and Israeli Jewish Opinion, June 14, 2021)

As conflict in Gaza rages again, a shift in the American Jewish response by Arno Rosenfeld, Forward, May 14, 2021

While many elected officials and much of the American Jewish establishment are issuing strident support of Israel’s right to defend itself, some liberal Zionist organizations like the URJ are taking a more nuanced approach and many progressive groups and younger activists are sharply criticizing Israel and focusing their responses on Palestinian rights.

The Pew study cheat sheet: 10 key conclusions from the new survey of American Jews by Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 11, 2021 (see also 10 key findings about Jewish Americans by Becka A. Alper and Alan Cooperman, Pew Research Center, May 11, 2021)

On one hand, more than 80% of Jews say that caring about Israel is an important or essential part of being Jewish. Nearly half of American Jews have been to Israel, and a quarter have been there more than once. But the survey also found that the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, or BDS, has made inroads into the American Jewish community. One in 10 American Jews — and a slightly higher proportion of young adults — said they either “strongly support” or “somewhat support” the BDS movement.

A House bill on Israel is flawed, but our Jewish civil war is worse by Yehuda Kurtzer, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, April 21, 2021

Effective Jewish support for Israel depends on some notion of Jewish community. Without it, we are vulnerable on both sides of the political spectrum. [….] If the American Jewish community is going to remain broadly supportive of Israel, it must maintain within its big tent a wider range of policy positions than are currently tolerated under the banner of “pro-Israel.”

Is Israel A Jewish State, or The Jewish State? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 11, 2021

Orthodox and non-Orthodox denominations will continue to argue until the end of time, and Orthodoxy is by definition going to view non-Orthodoxy as falling short in some way. When this spills over into tangible implications for which people Israel views as Jewish or not, however, it goes beyond denominational arguments to Israel’s own self-proclaimed status. If Israel wants to be seen as the Jewish state, there needs to be a rethinking of what that means and what obligations it entails.

AJC 2020 Survey of American Jewish Opinion, October 2020

What if Seth Rogen wasn’t (entirely) wrong? by Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, August 28, 2020 (see also The Jewish takeaway from the Seth Rogen Saga by Rabbi Yotav Eilach, Arutz Sheva/Israel National News, August 11, 2020 and Why We Should Care How Seth Rogen Went from Jewish Day School to Saying ‘WTF’ to Israel by Noam L. Weissman and Sara Himeles, Jewish Journal, August 2, 2020)

The Predicament of Liberal American Jews by Caroline Glick, Newsweek, July 23, 2020

American Jewry in Transition? How Attitudes toward Israel May Be Shifting by Dr. Irwin J. Mansdorf, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 634, July 21, 2020

We may now be seeing a trend in Jewish-American attitudes that represents a narrower definition of “support” for Israel. Our latest series of data shows moderately strong but less than enthusiastic overall support for Israel.

American Jewry, don’t social distance, think strategically by Tracy Frydberg, The Times of Israel, May 25, 2020

Daniel Gordis: We Stand Divided

A new story to tell about that ‘rift’ between US Jewry and Israel by Jay Ruderman, The Times of Israel, March 1, 2020

The same voices keep saying there’s growing alienation from the Jewish state. They’re wrong. It’s time to bring in new voices

80% of US Jews say they are pro-Israel, study finds by Jeremy Sharon, The Jerusalem Post, February 4, 2020 (see also Rather than drifting away, over two-thirds of US Jews feel tie to Israel — poll by Stuart Winer, The Times of Israel, February 4, 2020)

Still, more than half of American Jews are critical of Israeli policy, with 39% saying that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support for the US President made them feel less connected to Israel.

Rabbis to Reform Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Don’t Claim to Represent Diaspora Jewry, Coalition for Jewish Values, January 7, 2020

Why do American Jews oppose an Israeli consensus on settlements? by Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate, November 19, 2019

Reaction to Trump’s latest decision once again proves that liberal Jewish groups see Israel in the context of American politics, not Middle Eastern reality.

‘Occupation Über Alles’ by Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, November 15, 2019

Until American progressives accept that the occupation is not the central issue for Israelis, we’re going to have a hard time reunifying the Jewish people.

Video: “American Jews and Israel: Can the Relationship Be Saved?” (1:11’) Daniel Gordis and Thomas Friedman, JBS, November 2, 2019

Toward a New American Jewish Identity by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 31, 2019

When an American president on the right thinks that we can be characterized entirely by our relationship to Israel, and a movement on the left demands that Jews denounce Israel as the price of entry into their public spaces, we should be paying attention to the warning signs but also thinking about how to assert our distinctly Jewish identity that goes beyond the one component that so many focus on.

We Stand Divided, But Why? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 3, 2019 (a review of We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel by Daniel Gordis)

Misreading American Jews’ Feelings About Israel by Michael Koplow, The New York Jewish Week, September 18, 2019

Our diversity is a source of strength by President Reuven Rivlin, The Times of Israel, September 10, 2019

Friends, the miracle of the Jewish people is not only that we survived for thousands of years. The real miracle is that, despite the fact that we were spread all over the world, speak different languages, and developed different traditions, we always were one people. Despite our differences, we remained bound by our shared history, our core values and beliefs, our Book of Books, and our commitment to improving the world. [….]  The future of the Jewish people depends on three things: preserving our core values, traditions and identity; mutual respect for our differences; and mutual responsibility to each other. We must embrace our unity and our diversity. We must see our diversity not as a source of weakness, but a source of strength.

What American Jews just don’t get about Israel by Daniel Gordis, New York Post, September 7, 2019

American Jews, Politics and Israel by Frank Newport, Gallup, August 27, 2019

95% of Jews have favorable views of Israel.

Should American Jews ever criticize Israel? Absolutely. by Michael Koplow, Moment, August 26, 2019

One Jewish people, two different realities by Herb Keinon, The Jerusalem Post, August 22, 2019

The Complicated Views of Liberal Jews by Irwin J. Mansdorf, The Jewish Week, August 13, 2019

A negative, defensive Zionism by Gil Troy, The Jerusalem Post, July 23, 2019

American Jewry’s Israel conversation needs an overhaul.

Why American Jews Mostly Shrugged Off the Ultimate Insult by Daniel Gordis, Bloomberg, July 17, 2019

An Israeli leader compared intermarriage to the Holocaust, putting on display the deep rift between members of the faith in both countries.

Liberman Is Not The Totem American Jews Are Looking For by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, June 6, 2019

Yom HaAtzmaut reminders in the Diaspora by Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, May 10, 2019

Spending Israel’s Independence Day in Boston woke me to just how invested non-citizens can be in a country far across the globe

American Jewry’s Trump Virus by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, April 28, 2019

The Tragedy of Jewish American Liberals by Caroline Glick, Breitbart, April 23, 2019

Dear American left wing Jews by Uri Pilichowski, The Times of Israel, April 11, 2019

You need to understand that when Israelis worry about ‘dangers, threats and extremism,’ they’re thinking about Palestinian terrorists

Podcast: The Rift Between American and Israeli Jews (44’36”), interview with Daniel Gordis, Tikvah Fund, April 3, 2019

The Easy Answers Fallacy by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 28, 2019

Instead of Dividing, Let’s Connect by Avital Leibovich, The Jerusalem Post, March 23, 2019

A dose of nuance: Dual loyalty’s deep roots by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2019

What Do American Jews Care About? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 14, 2019

Reframing the Israel-Diaspora relationship by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, The Jerusalem Post, March 3, 2019

The American ‘Zionist’ assault on Israel by Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, January 8, 2019

Less hubris and more interest in why Israelis think what they do would go a long way to helping this relationship survive

American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup by Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times, January 4, 2019 (see also rebuttal, The myth of the Israel-Diaspora ‘schism’ by Rafael Medoff, The Jerusalem Post, January 14, 2019 and What Messy Breakup? A messy piece by a respected NY Times Journalist by Rabbi Phil Cohen, We Are for Israel, January 7, 2019)

Between Jerusalem and Palo Alto by Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom, December 21, 2018

U.S. Jews are not going to divorce Israel, but the disagreements with Israel are not going anywhere either • In San Francisco, supporting Israel can prompt friends to sever ties and at Berkeley, hostility toward Israel is still very strong, but waning.

Naftali Bennett Knows What’s Wrong With You by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, December 13, 2018

Challenging the “Israel-Diaspora Divide” by Evan Gottesman, Israel Policy Exchange, December 11, 2018

US Jews feel more positively towards Israel despite religious pluralism rift by Jeremy Sharon, The Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2018

A survey found that 81 percent of American Jews feel same or more positively towards Israel over last 5-10 years, and that 65 percent are largely unaware of controversies over religious pluralism.

Audio: Dr. Nachman Shai: What needs to change in the diaspora Israeli relations (31’41”), interviewed by Shmuel Rosner on Rosner’s Domain Podcast, November 7, 2018

To mend Israel-Diaspora gulf, Reform Jewry intends to ‘double down’ on Israel by Amanda Borschel-Dan, The Times of Israel, October 26, 2018

On the heels of the JFNA GA, Rabbi Rick Jacobs voices frustration at the lack of recognition for his movement — but is determinedly optimistic the status quo will soon shift

Relationship Counseling: Israel and the Diaspora by Noam Weissman, Jerusalem U., Media Lab, October 25, 2018

‘We need to talk’ about the role of non-Orthodox movements by Evelyn Gordon, Jewish News Syndicate, October 24, 2018

Because Israelis don’t need the non-Orthodox movements to maintain a Jewish identity, they often fail to understand why these movements are genuinely important for American Jews. And because American Jews do need those movements, they often fail to understand why many Israelis dismiss them as unimportant.

From “American Jews Remain Strongly Supportive Of The Democratic Party,” The Mellman Group, October 16, 2018

92% of American Jews consider themselves “pro-Israel”

Most American Jews say you can support Israel and criticize its government by Ron Kampeas, The Times of Israel, October 17, 2018 (see also Jewish voters strongly favor Democrats in midterms and disapprove of Trump, poll finds by Ron Kampeas, JTA, October 17, 2018)

92% of voters say they are supportive of Israel. 59% of American Jews say they are comfortable supporting Israel and also criticizing its government.

Bridging the Atlantic: Relationship between Israel and North American Jewry Zionism without Negation of Diaspora by Shraga Bar-On, Shalom Hartman Institute, October 11, 2018

Trying To Bridge The Great Divide by Stewart Ain, The New York Jewish Week, September 26, 2018

‘Bougie’ Herzog, now in the Israeli-diaspora crossfire.

The Deep Sources of a Great Divide by Yehuda Kurtzer, The New Republic, September 6, 2018

The growing divergence of American Jews from Israel is actually composed of two different phenomena: on the one hand, there is anger towards Israel among a set of American Jewish elites, especially young, highly engaged, and educated progressive activists; on the other, an apathy among the broader American Jewish population as it drifts from the demands of particularistic Jewish identity, in which for many decades reflexive attachment to Israel played a significant role.

Fraught Relationship, Fated Bond by Michael Koplow, The New Republic, September 6, 2018

The key to establishing a stable relationship between Israel and American Jews lies in accepting their many differences.

To American Jews – about Israel’s Nation-State law by Ran Bar Yoshafat, The Times of Israel, August 29, 2018

Is Israel turning off Diaspora Jewry? by David Eliezrie, The Jerusalem Post, August 20, 2018

Israel, This Is Not Who We Are by Ronald S. Lauder, The New York Times, August 13, 2018 (see also responses: Israel Is Proud of Who We Are by Naftali Bennett, The New York Times, August 15, 2018; Israel is the only Jewish state we have by Menachem Margolin, The Times of Israel, August 15, 2018)

“Orthodoxy should be respected, but we cannot allow the politics of a radical minority to alienate millions of Jews worldwide.” vs. “Some critics believe that a law defining Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is a threat to the Jewish people. This is audacious and preposterous.”

Does Israel Owe Us Anything? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, July 26, 2018

Sharansky: Many in Israel think Reform Judaism is some kind of hostile sect by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, July 19, 2018

“But all is emphatically not well in relations between Israel and the rest of the Jewish world, and especially between Israel and the only other multi-million-strong Jewish community, in North America. The geographically separated parts of our single Jewish people often have different priorities and different needs, and there are always going to be disagreements between them, he accepts. But those frictions and tensions are exacerbated by striking levels of ignorance and a relentless failure to communicate routinely, openly and constructively.”

Lessons From a Run-In With Ben-Gurion Security by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, July 19, 2018

If American Jewish progressives really seek change… by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, July 18, 2018

Can American and Israeli Jews Stay Together as One People? by Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, Mosaic, July 9, 2018

Long-festering strains between the world’s two largest communities jeopardize the prospects of a shared Jewish future. Here’s a way forward.

Can Israeli Culture Save Jewish Philanthropy? By Adam Scott Bellos,, July 8, 2018

Israeli-Americans Can Bridge Growing Gaps in the Jewish World by Barry Shrage,, July 3, 2018

Abrasive Israel, apathetic Diaspora behind Jewry’s widening gap, says report by Amanda Borschel-Dan, The Times of Israel, June 26, 2018

Jerusalem-based think tank JPPI says now that the Jewish state is indisputably Judaism’s ‘center of gravity,’ it bears the onus of mending rift with splintered community abroad

Bridging Gaps, Building Peoplehood by Steven Bayme, The Jewish Week, June 13, 2018

Poll shows deep divisions between Israeli and US Jews on Trump, peace, religion, The Times of Israel, June 10, 2018

AJC survey shows Israelis much more supportive of US leader’s handling of relations, far more accepting of ultra-Orthodox monopoly over religious affairs in Jewish state

Quo vadis, Judaism? by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, June 7, 2018

Welcome To The Dysfunctional Relationship Between Israelis, American Jews by Yossi Klein Halevi, The Jewish Week, May 30, 2018

Navigating contradictory geographies. American Jews live in the safest and most accepting diaspora Jews have known; Israelis live in the most dangerous region on the planet.

American Jews to Israelis: What exactly about shooting unarmed Palestinian demonstrators on the Gaza border don’t you understand is wrong?

Israelis to American Jews: What exactly about preventing a mass Hamas breach of our security fence don’t you understand is essential?

At Home In That Other Promised Land by Yehuda Kurtzer, The Jewish Week, May 30, 2018: Does Zionism ask too much of the American Jewish community?

Israelis Balk At Input From U.S. Jews: Survey by Stewart Ain, May 30, 2018: UJA poll reveals ‘dangerous’ split on key issues, yet sense of common destiny.

Zionism and the Wedge Between US and Israeli Jews by Dr. Asaf Romirowsky, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 24, 2018

Ron Lauder Unfairly Assails Israel by Shmuley Boteach, The Algemeiner, March 23, 2018

If Support for Israel Is Up, Why Is the Jewish Establishment Worried? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 22, 2018

Love of Israel, America, Can Take on Many Forms by Gil Troy, The Jerusalem Post, March 5, 2018

Thoughts on Israeliness while standing in customs by Alex Pomson, The Times of Israel, February 21, 2018

[W]ith so much concern about the slow, and perhaps not so slow, drift of American Jewry from Israel, it seems remarkable that Israel is the hook that is drawing in teens who might not otherwise participate in Jewish programming.

Young Jews Are Actually Winning The Generational War Over Israel by Batya Ungar-Sargon, The Forward, February 13, 2018

The Takeaway From Israel’s Argument With Poland by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, February 1, 2018

Diaspora Jews should be granted the same privilege that Israel now claims for itself with regard to how Poland treats the Holocaust.

Everybody Loves Mike [Pence] by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, January 25, 2018

What Israel just doesn’t get about American Jews by Leah Bieler, The Times of Israel, January 25, 2018

Together and Apart: Israeli Jews’ Views on their Relationship to American Jews and Religious Pluralism, Findings from UJA-Federation’s Survey of Israeli Jews 2017, January 29, 2018

Sibling Rivalry: Four ways Israel and American Jews grew apart in 2017 by Ben Sales, The Times of Israel, December 31, 2017

The world’s two largest Jewish population centers have never seen eye to eye, but this year’s confrontations have been particularly acrimonious

Zionism and the Changing Global Structure by David Hazony and Adam Scott Bellos, The Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2017

American Jews are re-litigating the twentieth century, while Israelis are living the twenty-first.

The Shadows in Tzipi Hotovely’s Cave by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, November 30, 2017

Video: Equal Stakeholders: A Vision for Israel and Jewish People (24’30”), Dr. Einat Wilf, November 23, 2017

U.S. Jews and Israel’s Right to Be Heard by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, November 15, 2017

Reform Jews at Crossroads on Israel by Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, The New York Jewish Week, October 4, 2017

Battle against ‘intolerance’ demands major funding push, a leading rabbi argues.

Two States and the Renewal of American Judaism by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 4, 2017

Are We Really One Tribe? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, September 20, 2017

Young Anti-Zionist Jews Claim to Speak For My Generation. They Don’t. It’s Time We Called Them On It. by Benjamin Gladstone, Tablet, August 31, 2017

Anti-Zionist Jews are trying to push mainstream progressive Jews out of leftist spaces. Let’s push back.

Minding the Gap: A Primer for Jewish Professionals and Philanthropy by Yehuda Kurtzer, eJewishPhilanthropy, July 18, 2017

Between American Jews and Israel: Are Pressure Tactics Fair Game? An Exchange, Mosaic, July 24, 2017

Daniel Gordis and Elliott Abrams debate the proper response to the Israeli government’s recent decisions on prayer at the Western Wall and conversion to Judaism.

Israelis don’t care that you’re insulted: An open letter to American Jews by Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, July 3, 2017

Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry by David Hazony, The Tower, June-July 2017

Demographic data and political turmoil have thrown non-Orthodox American Jews into a crisis of identity. Does Israeli culture offer a way out?

With Israeli decision on prayers at Western Wall, some see diminished clout of liberal U.S. Jews by Joshua Mitnick, Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2017

How to Make Israelis Care by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2017

Israel, American Jewry and Trump’s GOP by Carolyn Glick, The Jerusalem Post, June 22, 2017

Are Next-Gen Americans Pulling Away From Israel? by Gary Rosenblatt, The New York Jewish Week, June 21, 2017 (See also ‘Vast majority’ of Jewish students are connected to Israel, insists Brandeis prof by Amanda Borschel-Dan, The Times of Israel, June 28, 2017: “15 years of comprehensive study leads Prof. Len Saxe to laugh off ‘devastating’ allegations that millennials are losing support for Jewish state.”)

Why Many American Jews Are Becoming Indifferent or Even Hostile to Israel by Daniel Gordis, Mosaic, May 8, 2017 (see also response, How a Changing American Liberalism Is Pulling American Jews away From Israel by Evelyn Gordon, May 18; and rebuttal, Why the American Jewish Distancing from Israel Is So Heartbreaking, by Daniel Gordis, May 30)

Confessions Of A Once-Distant Zionist by Gary Rosenblatt, Jewish Week, May 1, 2017

Still, for American Jews today, whether as supporters or critics, Israel is a reality in their lives, and an indicator of their Jewish identity, no longer the distant dot on the map it was when I was growing up. …. But Israel, once the great unifier in our society, has become a source of division and debate, chiefly over its policies regarding the Palestinians.

Fifty Years Of American Jewish Angst by Jonathan Tobin, The New York Jewish Week, April 25, 2017

American Protesters’ Cause Isn’t Clear to Israel by Daniel Gordis, Bloomberg, April 4, 2017

[S]omething is shifting, and may never be the same. What will change because of these protests, however, is not U.S. Jewry, but the relationship between American Jews and their Israeli counterparts. Growing groups of each community are now willing to disown the other.

A Tide Turns as Israelis Pray for American Jews by Daniel Gordis, Bloomberg View, March 14, 2017

What Type of Utopia Will Israel Be? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 6, 2017

Video: Yehuda Kurtzer explores generational shifts around Israel and the values we must recognize and wrestle with to bridge divides and advance meaningful conversations. Hadassah, February 2017 (six video segments, 4-6 minutes each)

Tension in the Tribe: The Jewish People is drifting apart by David Kreizelman, The Times of Israel, November 29, 2016

We’re not “losing” the next generation of American Jews. Really. For the most part, we’ve already lost them. And it has little to do with hawkish Israeli governments.

Why Israel has no use for American Jewish organizations by Gidon Ben Zvi, American Thinker, November 28, 2016

Radical activists are threatening to burn down the edifice of Israel-Diaspora relations by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, November 24, 2016

A Western Wall For All by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum Matzav Blog, November 3, 2016

We Need To Talk About Israel by Daniel Gordis, Tablet, October 14

Is it possible to write a book about Israel where conflict is not the fulcrum of the Jewish state’s history?

Frustrated: Israelis And American Jews. Discuss. by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, October 13, 2016

On Israel, The ‘Sane Center Must Speak With Passion’ by Elliot Cosgrove, The Jewish Week, October 13, 2016

A leading N.Y. rabbi calls for a new American Zionism.

Little piece of heaven on earth by MK Dr. Nachman Shai, The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2016

Time to take the Twitter test by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, September 22, 2016

Video: Zionism 3.0 (30’48”) by Yehuda Kurtzer, September 21, 2016

YU Prof Spurs Fresh Debate Over ‘Distancing’ by Stewart Ain, The Jewish week, August 9, 2016

Do historians’ views about Zionism and U.S. Jews point to a larger trend?

American Jews are getting what is ‘right’ on Israel wrong by Paul Gross, The Jerusalem Post, July 4, 2016

Terrorism and economic warfare by Clifford D. May, The Washington Times, June 14, 2016

It’s a one-two punch meant to bring about a Middle East without Jews

Video: American Jewish Engagement with Israel (1:35’07”), Yehuda Kurtzer, Shalom Hartman Institute, June 6, 2016

Video: The State of the Jewish World, 2016 (23’23”) by Yossi Klein Halevi, Shalom Hartman Institute, speaking at the AJC Global Forum, the American Jewish Committee’s annual conference in Washington, June 5, 2016

Playing the Blame Game by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum Matzav Blog, April 7, 2016

How American Jews Have Detached Themselves from Jewish Memory by Daniel Gordis, Mosaic, April 2016 (see also If American Jews and Israel Are Drifting Apart, What’s the Reason? by Elliott Abrams, Mosaic, April 4, 2016; Unspoken Reasons for the American Jewish Distancing from Israel by Martin Kramer, Mosaic, April 14, 2016; and Laying Blame For ‘The Israel Problem’ by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, May 11, 2016)

Does Israel Need U.S. Jewish Support? by Daniel Pipes, Israel Hayom, April 18, 2016

A Tale of Two Jewries: The Pew Surveys of American and Israeli Jews by Dov Waxman, Israel Policy Forum, March 16, 2016

Are American Jews Turning Away from Israel? by Bruce Stokes, Foreign Policy, March 10, 2016

Israel Reaches Out to an Old Ally: American Jews by Daniel Gordis, Bloomberg View, February 15, 2016

How Obama distracted American Jewry by Steven E. Zipperstein, The Times of Israel, February 2, 2016

Why The Israeli Government Isn’t Worried About American Jews by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, January 28, 2016

Is the Diaspora dying? by Elliot Jager, The Jerusalem Post, January 9, 2016

Demographic trends notwithstanding, Jewish leaders in America insist that the Diaspora is here to stay – no matter what the future holds for Israel.

Frustration With Israel Is Growing Here At Home by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, January 6, 2015 (see also rebuttal, Why Israel Is Frustrated With American Jewish Leaders by Gerald M. Steinberg, The Jewish Week, January 27, 2016)

The hard fact is that Israel’s leadership is moving in a direction at odds with the next generation of Americans. [….] Our job [as American Jewish leaders] remains to show support for Israel, if not all its policies, and to emphasize its remarkable achievements and importance in a chaotic, hostile region. But our job is getting harder with each passing day.

How to Have the Conversation about Israel at your JCC or Synagogue by Zack Bodner, eJewish Philanthropy, December 16, 2015

The Closing of the American Jewish Mind by Julian E. Zelizer, Tablet, December 9, 2015: A shul reconsiders an invitation to give a talk on politics, based on a perception of the speaker’s political affiliations—and healthy dialogue takes yet another blow.

Only through robust debates can we better understand the path toward the best decisions. Only through interaction and open dialogue can we be human and tolerant of divergent views. Only through real dialogue can we be a healthy community. The current environment will not allow this to happen.

The Jewish Future by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, December 8, 2015

Video: Zionism 3.0: Long-Distance Siblings (59’33”): Panel discussion with Peter Beinart (Haaretz, The Atlantic), Ruth Calderon (Hartman Institute), Gidi Grinstein (Reut Institute) and Bret Stephens (Wall Street Journal) and moderated by Chemi Shalev at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, December 1, 2015 (see especially here: Ruth Calderon on the role of disputes and culture clashes between Israelis and Jewish Americans)

Alternative Judaism: Taking Israel Out of Judaism by Lex,, November 19, 2015

Building a bridge over troubled waters by Akiva Tor, The Times of Israel, October 27, 2015

Israel must not impose views on US Jewish community by Uri Savir, Al-Monitor, October 11, 2015

Dissonance by Daniel Gordis, Jewish Review of Books, Fall 2015

Israel Reaches Consensus on Gaza, Diaspora Jews Reject It by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, July 29, 2015

To fight BDS, focus on teens by David Bryfman and Steven M. Cohen, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, July 13, 2015

The price we pay for loving Israel by Andrew Silow-Carroll, The Times of Israel, June 17, 2015

A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends by Michael Doran, Mosaic, May 28, 2015

The president’s address last week to Congregation Adas Israel as “an honorary member of the tribe” was something other than it seemed.

Navigating Existential Divides by Yossi Klein Halevi, The Jewish Week, May 27, 2015

The Politics Of Loyalty by Yehuda Kurtzer, The Jewish Week, May 27, 2015

Simply put, one of the greatest philosophical mistakes we Jews made following the creation of Israel was the too-quick transformation of Zionism from a discourse of imagination into a discourse of loyalty. [….] Retrieving Zionism as an imaginative discourse for the Jewish people is the best answer to the “crisis” of liberal Zionism.

The new danger for Israel on campus by Donniel Hartman, The Times of Israel, May 27, 2015

Our challenge is not merely how to confront an enemy on the outside, but rather how to combat an ever-growing alienation toward Israel from within the Jewish student body.

‘I Love Israel, But Does Israel Love Me?’: Signs of growing disconnect between U.S. Jews and Israel evident at global Jewish think tank conference by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, May 27, 2015

How To Love Israel — While Fighting Like Cats and Dogs About What That Means by J.J. Goldberg, The Forward, April 28, 2015

The good news is that talking about whether Israel still unites us is fast becoming a major unifying force. Conferences, community forums and learned studies create a near-constant buzz of excited discussion. Those who aren’t studying the state of Jewish unity around Israel are busy yelling at each other over the rights or wrongs of Israeli behavior. It’s a new way of bringing Jews together. Or not so new.

From generation to degeneration: Declining American Jewish kinship with Israel? by Hayim Herring, The Times of Israel, April 22, 2015

America’s Left-Wing Jews Are Ashamed of Israel’s Jews by Dennis Prager, National Review, March 24, 2015

If only the Israelis understood the Middle East as well as American Jews do . . .

Let’s help young Jews talk about Israel by Dan Fast, The Times of Israel, February 2, 2015

Fighting for Israel – not against it by Yehuda Kurtzer, The Times of Israel, December 24, 2014 (see also video: Peoplehood Across The Divide: What Do Jews in Israel and America Owe One Another? (1:20’34”), Yehuda Kurtzer at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, December 17, 2014)

“[I]t must be possible to adduce a quality argument without silencing or sanctioning the more powerful opposition. [J]ust as losing a debate is not the same as being silenced, there is no excuse for the silencing or sanctioning efforts as shortcuts to the debate itself.”

BDS and the Politics of ‘Radical’ Gestures by Todd Gitlin, Tablet, October 27, 2014

Boycotts and divestment can be useful tools for righting wrongs, but they are apolitical tantrums in cases of right versus right

Cracks in American Jewish community’s support for Israel by Shlomi Eldar, Al-Monitor Israel Pulse, October 15, 2014

Are we like American Jews during the Shoah? by Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post, October 14, 2014

News that’s definitely good for the Jews by Evelyn Gordon, Jerusalem Post, October 6, 2014

What We Talk about When We Talk about Israel by Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post, October 3, 2014

Myths and Facts About American Campuses: #1 Young Americans Are No Longer Sympathetic Toward Israel by Mitchell Bard, September 24, 2014

Popular Rabbi’s Parting Shot by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, September 3, 2014

Study of young US Jewish adults finds nuanced support for Israel by Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel, August 29, 2014

Dear Rabbi, I hear your silence by Barak Bar-Cohen, Times of Israel, August 24, 2014

Fault Lines Open As Civilian Deaths Mount by Steve Lipman, The Jewish Week, July 23, 2014

Jewish left voices concern over loss of life as polls show strong support for Israel.

Wartime unity conceals political differences among American Jews by Sam Sokol, Jerusalem Post, July 24, 2014

Out in Left Field by Asaf Romirowsky, Times of Israel, June 27, 2014

Can Israel rebuild the Jewish people? by Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel, June 22, 2014 (see also follow-up, Minding the gap, June 26)

Can Zionism Be The Answer? by Sid Schwarz, The Jewish Week, June 3, 2014

A nuanced form of the Jewish state project can galvanize the community.

Doubts Cloud Israel’s Diaspora Push by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, May 21, 2014

A Push and a Hug by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, Herzl-Ner Tamid, May 7, 2014

How Should Rabbis Speak About Israel? by Richard A. Block, The Tower, May 2014 (see also The pulpit isn’t the place for Israel criticism by Richard A. Block, JTA, April 29, 2014)

Presidents, Relevance, and Naming Some Elephants by Yehuda Kurtzer, Times of Israel, May 1, 2014 [on the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations rejecting J Street as a member)

One of the strange phenomena on the rise in the organized Jewish community is the belief that if people ask difficult questions, maintain dissenting views, or even violate norms, the most effective response by leadership is to lash out, attack the questions or the questioners, and close ranks.

A free trip to Israel? No thanks by Tzvi Gluckin, Times of Israel, April 29, 2014

Birthright’s target audience doesn’t hate Israel, not really. They also don’t hate Judaism or being Jewish. They like it. But they like it like Irish-Americans like being Irish. “Jewish” is your ethnic identity. Lighting a candle and eating latkes on Chanukah is like wearing green and drinking beer on St. Patrick’s Day. It is nice. It is fun. But that is about it.

Israel Reaches Out to the Diaspora by Ethan Bronner, New York Times, March 15, 2014

Let us help you help us by Yehuda Kurtzer, Times of Israel, March 2, 2014 (see also response, Hold your fire by Michael Rosenzweig, Times of Israel, March 9)

The American Jewish fairness trap by Alexander H. Joffe, Times of Israel, February 27, 2014

Where to draw red lines with criticism of Israel? by Uriel Heilman, Times of Israel, February 27, 2014

 In hosting critics, Jewish institutions are damned if they do and damned if they don’t

Queen Esther and the ‘distancing’ of liberal Jews by Evelyn Gordon, Jerusalem Post, February 24, 2014 (see also follow-on, Reading Esther: A response to my readers, March 6)

The ‘big tent’ to nowhere by Asaf Romirowsky, Jerusalem Post, February 23, 2014

Rethinking the ‘secret sauce’ behind Jewish survival by Renee Ghert-Zand, Times of Israel, December 30, 2013

“Gidi Grinstein’s new book ‘Flexigidity’ claims attitudes in today’s Israel are too strict, while in North America too lax. But it’s not too late for change.”

Universal Jewish Service: An Idea for the New Year by Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post, December 27, 2013

The forever-falling-apart people by Tal Becker, Times of Israel, December 22, 2013

Israel reaches out to save US Jewish community by Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press, December 16, 2013

Why Birthright Israel is hafuch by Rabbi Aaron Meyer, JT News, December 6, 2013

American Jewish Demography and the challenge of supporting Israel by Alexander H. Joffe, Times of Israel, November 25, 2013

The Triangle Connecting the U.S., Israel, and American Jewry May Be Coming Apart by Adam Garfinkle, Tablet, November 5, 2013

For decades, shared interests kept all three players in a mutually beneficial relationship, but its end might not be such a bad thing

An Israeli Soldier to American Jews: Wake up! by Hen Mazzig, Times of Israel, October 10, 2013

Are Young Jews Actually More Connected Than Believed? by Sylvia Barack Fishman, The Jewish Week, October 9, 2013

Reluctant or Repressed? Aversion to Expressing Views on Israel Among American Rabbis by Steven M. Cohen & Rabbi Jason Gitlin, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, October 8, 2013

A Portrait of Jewish Americans, Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life, October 1, 2013

The American Jewish Cocoon by Peter Beinart, The New York Review of Books, September 26, 2013 (see also rebuttal, What Beinart Overlooks in His ‘American Jewish Cocoon’ Article by Gil Troy, Daily Beast, September 4, 2013)

Young U.S. Jews feel closer to Israel, studies find by Tom Tugend,, August 13, 2013

Painful concessions and American Jews by Eugene Kontorovich, Times of Israel, July 31, 2013

Jonathan Pollard: When is Enough, Enough? by Rabbi Henry Jay Karp, We Are For Israel, July 31, 2013

Jewish leaders must be vocal in backing Kerry’s mission by Ephraim Sneh and Robert K. Lifton, JTA, July 14, 2013

Why American Jews Matter by Roger Cohen, New York Times, June 20, 2013

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Zionist by Gloria Goldreich, Hadassah Magazine, June 2013

Video: Caroline Glick Speaks at the 2013 Jerusalem Post Conference (25’36”), June 2013

Talking Past: The Non-Dialogue between the American and Israeli Jewish Communities by Ed Rettig, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) No. 9128, May 23, 2013

Pesach Jews Vs. Purim Jews: The Agony of our Dilemma by Yossi Klein Halevi, Hartman Institute, March 5, 2013

As I travel through North American Jewish communities, on a lecture tour about Israeli society in the aftermath of the elections, I sometimes feel as though I am in a time warp. Visiting an Orthodox community, I may find myself back in the 1970s and 1980s, before the first Intifada convinced a majority of Israelis that the occupation is a mortal threat to the Jewish state; instead, right-wing American Jews will insist, Israel must continue building settlements and creating facts on the ground. And when I visit a liberal community, I may find myself back in the 1990s, before the second Intifada convinced that same majority of Israelis that a one-way peace process is likewise a mortal threat to the Jewish state; instead, left-wing American Jews will insist, a peace agreement is always within reach and just a matter of Israeli will.

Another look at American Jewish power and Israel by Ira Sharkansky, “Window on Israel” Jerusalem Post blog, February 4, 2013

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: U.S. Jews are fed up with not being valued by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, Haaretz, January 16, 2013 (Rebuttal:  A dose of nuance by Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2013: “The letter that Netanyahu should, but won’t, send.”)

What It Means To Be “Pro-Israel” by Brent Sasley, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, December 28, 2012

U.S. Jews: Don’t fall into the trap of fatalism by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, Haaretz, December 19, 2012

Time for the pro-Israel community to unite by Alan Dershowitz, Times of Israel, December 10, 2012

The Dangerous Myopia of American Jewish Leaders by Daniel Gordis, Haaretz, December 9, 2012

When balance becomes betrayal by Daniel Gordis, The Times of Israel, November 18, 2012

The Failure of the American Jewish Left by David Brog, Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2013

Neologism and Nationalism by Alexander H. Joffe, Jewish Ideas Daily, August 30, 2012

No Jewish People Without Israel: Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state by Daniel Gordis, Tablet, August 20, 2012

Young Jews and Israel by Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, July 11, 2012

American Jews’ Cowardly Retreat from the term “Zionism” by Gil Troy, Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2012

Moderate middle must be heard on Israel debate by Peter A. Joseph, JTA, May 7, 2012

‘American Jews boycotting Israeli settlements is terribly wrong’, Israel Hayom, May 7, 2012

The Jewish demographic divide by Richard Baehr, Israel Hayom, April 30, 2012

The Challenge of Peoplehood: Strengthening the Attachment of Young American Jews to Israel in the Time of the Distancing Discourse by Inbal Hakman and Shmuel Rosner, Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI), April 2012

The Israeli Diaspora as a Catalyst for Jewish Peoplehood, Reut Institute, March 19, 2012 (see also summary, New Approaches To Strengthening Old Ties by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, April 10, 2012)

The Dangerous Myths about “Distancing” from Israel—and Even More Disturbing Facts by Stephen Kuperberg, Times of Israel, February 21, 2012

Young Jews are Pro-Israel by Mitchell Bard, Jerusalem Post, January 17, 2012

Video: Rabbi Richard Hirsch at the 2011 Biennial Plenary of the Union for Reform Judaism, December 2011

We need to let the world know how we really feel about Israelm by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, JT News, October 24, 2011

Why Fewer Young American Jews Share Their Parents’ View of Israel by Dana Goldstein, Time, September 29, 2011

This Year, Any Rabbkinbis Afraid to Talk About Israel to their Congregations – Should Quit by Gil Troy, Jerusalem Post, September 27, 2011

Hineni! Here I Am! by David Harris, Jerusalem Post, September 13, 2011

The collapse of Zionist leadership by Isi Leibler, Jerusalem Post, June 23, 2011

Rebuttal from JAFI spokesperson: Talking Seriously About Aliya by Haviv Rettig Gur, eJewish Philanthropy, June 26, 2011

Zionism of Tomorrow by Sybil Ottenstein, Jerusalem Post, June 22, 2011

Luntz/CAMERA Poll Affirms Strong American Jewish Support for Israel, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, May 25, 2011 [American Jews on Israel and the Middle East, Luntz Global, May 2011: summary]

Think Again: Is Israel dividing American Jewry? by Jonathan Rosenblum, Jerusalem Post, May 6, 2011

Peter Beinart & Yossi Klein Halevi debate, American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2011, May 2011 [video]

Where are the great American Jewish leaders? by Aryeh Rubin, JTA, May 4, 2011

Alienation From Israel Hitting Liberal Seminaries, The Jewish Week, Gary Rosenblatt, May 3, 2011

Rabbinical students, in generational divide, seen disenchanted with Jewish state; time to rethink year-in-Israel study?

Rabbi Rick Jacob’s Speech to the Consultation on Conscience, May 2, 2011 [with video]

Ammiel Hirsch’s Response to Peter Beinart at the CCAR Convention, We Are For Israel, March 30, 2011

Special Issue on the Distancing Hypothesis, The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 30, No. 2-3, October 2010 (see also Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and Their Alienation from Israel by Steven M. Cohen and Ari Y. Kelman. Jewish Identity Project of Reboot, 2007)

Generation of Change: How Leaders in Their Twenties and Thirties Are Reshaping American Jewish Life by Jack Wertheimer, Avi Chai Faoundation, September 2010 [pdf]

The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment by Peter Beinart, New York Review of Books, June 10, 2010

The Storm Ahead by Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post, May 28, 2010

I propose that we ask ourselves a few basic questions: (1) Do we believe that the future of the Jewish people depends on what happens to Israel? (2) Do we believe that Israel can survive without strong and consistent support from the American Jewish community? (3) Given today’s younger generation, does a serious problem loom? (4) If we are facing a challenge, how did it arise? (5) And perhaps most importantly, what should be done?

Abandoning Its Opposition to Jewish Nationalism, Reform Judaism Adopting a Zionist Worldview by Allan C. Brownfeld, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), March 2008