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Contemporary Jewry

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 257-261

Splitting the Difference and Moving Forward with the Research

  • Bruce A. PhillipsAffiliated withHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Email author 

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Abstract

Because they are looking at different populations, both Cohen–Kelman and Sasson-Kadushin-Saxe can be said to be correct. The AJC studies used by Sasson, Kadushin, and Saxe vastly under-represent adult Jews of mixed parentage who have low attachment to Israel. As this population grows, it will lower Israel attachment overall. Among Jews-by-religion Israel attachment is holding steady and apparently increasing with age. Both arguments would be more compelling and useful if the mechanisms underlying Israel attachment were elaborated.

Keywords

Israel distancing hypothesis