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Lost in translation: The Israel-America disconnect


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/lost_in_translation_the_israel_america_disconnect

Back when I was growing up, the modern State of Israel was the center of the Jewish universe. It was at the core of being Jewish, tucked inside the greater American-Jewish identity. There were no contradictions. Jews were solid U.S. citizens, equally proud of their American heritage. But the brutal sting of the Holocaust which had hit home more often than not, made the establishment and continuity of the Jewish state a prerequisite of daily life.

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