Building Jewish Roots: The Israel Experience


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Thousands of young North American Jews visit Israel every year on organized, educational heritage tours. The Israel Experience Programs present religion, homeland and nation to participants in compelling and sometimes unsettling ways. Supported by Jewish communal institutions, these programs are encouraged for their presumed value in combating assimilation and a loss of Jewish culture. Faydra Shapiro suggests that their real success may lie elsewhere. Building Jewish Roots offers an exploration of how participants build ...

Building Jewish Roots: The Israel Experience 2006, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773530652