May 11, 2012
The Case of American Religious Zionism
Alex Joffe, Jewish Ideas Daily
Few things divide and provoke American Jews like the question of Zionism. Though many wish to remember otherwise, this was also the case before the founding of Israel in 1948; and, though many wish to forget, the story of Zionism in America belongs not just to Labor Zionism, dominated by culturalists and secularists, but also to Orthodox Jews. Recently Yeshiva University's Center for Israel Studies held a study day on the history of religious Zionism in...