Attachment to Israel and Jewish Identity: An Assessment of an Assessment

Ephraim Tabory

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The assessment of the essays by Cohen-Kelman and Sasson-Kadushin-Saxe includes five main parts: (1) An explanation of why it is impossible to determine who won the debate; (2) A discussion of why the topic is important; (3) A discussion concerning the problematic conceptualization of attachment; and (4) A discussion questioning for whom the analysis is relevant. The fifth section presents an analytical framework to analyze the issues by focusing on the relationship between the subject populations studied and Israel. This perspective looks at the contribution of Israel to the human and social capital of Jewish identity, and the consequence of such identity for caring about Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-197
Number of pages7
JournalContemporary Jewry
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Distancing hypothesis
  • Ethnic capital
  • Human capital
  • Israel
  • Jewish identity
  • Jews
  • Jews by choice
  • Jews by religion
  • Religious capital
  • Social capital


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