Study: U.S. Jews are not growing disenchanted with Israel – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Authors of a new study on American Jews argue that the community is more attached to Israel than many pundits assume. Based on a survey conducted in the aftermath of the flotilla incident, the study finds “overall stability in American Jewish attachment to Israel over the past quarter-century.” Yet some Jewish sociologists counter that the research clearly showed young American Jews are increasingly disenchanted with the Jewish state.

Steven M. Cohen, a preeminent sociologist of American Jewry who lives in the U.S. and Israel, also stated that “liberal Jews and younger Jews are more alienated from supporting Israel.” The authors of the Brandeis study “are correct for the average, but they are not correct for the growing number of unattached,” he told Anglo File. “It’s very possible that we’re seeing, as I suggested years ago, a tale of two Jewries, where one part of Jewry – the in-married – are becoming more Jewishly engaged and the other part are becoming less Jewishly engaged, so that the average is the same but the number of detached is increasing.”

via Study: U.S. Jews are not growing disenchanted with Israel – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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