Report on Rabbinic Attachment to Israel

The JCPA today released a new study, “Reluctant or Repressed? Aversion to Expressing Views on Israel Among American Rabbis,” which showed that while passionately Zionist and pro-Israel, one third of Conservative and Reform rabbis from both sides of the political spectrum fear expressing their true views on Israel. The report, written by Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Rabbi Jason Gitlin, project manager of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s ReFrame initiative, is the first large-scale survey of American rabbis’ connection to Israel and their challenges in expressing their views.


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