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A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them

by Jeffrey K. Salkin, ed.

A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them
Publication date: 2009-12-01
Number of pages: 304
ISBN: 9781580234153

Discover what Jewish people in America have to say about Israel―their voices have never mattered more than they do now.

As anti-Israel sentiment spreads around the world―from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to former President Jimmy Carter―it has never been more important for American Jews to share their feelings and thoughts about Israel, and foster a connection to Israel in the next generation of Jewish and Christian adults.

This inspirational book features the insights of top scholars, business leaders, professionals, politicians, authors, artists and community and religious leaders covering the entire denominational spectrum of Jewish life in America today―and offers an exciting glimpse into the history of Zionism in America with statements from Jews who saw the movement come to life. Presenting a diversity of views, it will encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to think about what Israel means to them and, in particular, help young adults jump start their own lasting, personal relationship with Israel.


Morris Abram • Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson • Dr. Marc D. Angel • Samuel Bak • Barbara B. Balser • Rabbi Robert B. Barr • Bernard M. Baruch • Steven Bayme • Ariel Beery • Ari Spungen Bildner • George S. Blumenthal • Michael Bogdanow • Louis D. Brandeis • Marshall J. Breger • Matthew Brooks • Rabbi Sharon Brous • Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin • Shoshana S. Cardin • Emanuel Celler • Central Conference of American Rabbis • Steven M. Cohen • Rabbi Stanley M. Davids • Shira Dicker • Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff • Peter Edelman • Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz • Albert Einstein • Daniel J. Elazar • Rabbi David Ellenson • Senator Russ Feingold • Rabbi Mordecai Finley • Wayne L. Firestone • Max M. Fisher • Sylvia Barack Fishman • Stephen M. Flatow • Felix Frankfurter • Debbie Friedman • Jane Friedman • Richard Elliott Friedman • Abraham H. Foxman • Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn • Stanley P. Gold • Ari L. Goldman • Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein • David M. Gordis • Richard James Horatio Gottheil • Lisa D. Grant • Arthur Green • Harold Grinspoon • Samuel Heilman • Lillian Hellman • Nat Hentoff • Arthur Hertzberg • Abraham Joshua Heschel • Assemblyman Dov Hikind • Peter Himmelman • Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield • Bethamie Horowitz • Edward Jacobson • Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis • James J. Katz • Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar • Rabbi Kauffman Kohler • Lydia Kukoff • Arthur Kurzweil • Emma Lazarus • Rabbi Felix Levy • Judah Magnes • Rabbi Janet R. Marder • Harpo Marx • Danny Maseng • Rabbi Goldie Milgram • Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz • Alan Mittleman • Rabbi David Polish • Joachim Prinz • Laurie L. Patton • Elliot Ratzman • Shulamit Reinharz • Thane Rosenbaum • Alvin H. Rosenfeld • Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin • Jonathan D. Sarna • Solomon Schechter • Susan Weidman Schneider • Peninnah Schram • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Lynn Schusterman • Howard Schwartz • Rosanne Miller Selfon • Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro • Danny Siegel • Abba Hillel Silver • Rabbi Alan Silverstein • David Silverstein • Rabbi Milton Steinberg • Aryeh Lev Stollman • Oscar Solomon Straus • David M. Suissa • Marie Syrkin • Rabbi Joseph Baer Soloveitchik • Aaron Press Taylor • Rabbi David A. Teutsch • Stephen Joel Trachtenberg • Rabbi Gordon Tucker • Rabbi Moshe Waldoks • Michael Walzer • Rep. Henry A. Waxman • Rabbi Avraham Weiss • Dr. Robert Wexler • Rabbi Stephen S. Wise • Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf • Rabbi David Wolpe • Shara Yurkiewicz

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