Contemporary Jewry

, Volume 30, Issue 2–3, pp 149–153 | Cite as

On Sampling, Evidence and Theory: Concluding Remarks on the Distancing Debate



This paper is a summary and discussion of articles contributed to Contemporary Jewry's special issue (vol 30, issues 2/3) on trends in American Jewish attachment to Israel.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Sasson
    • 1
  • Charles Kadushin
    • 1
  • Leonard Saxe
    • 1
  1. 1.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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