Poetry:

Applebaum, David

time fully superseded. I suspect that the accustomed clear vision of the Jewish...

...Commonweal 19 November 1993: 13...
...This will mean gains for Uoren Pegs various shades of Orthodox and Hasidic Judaism, but more Sarrod Belorrres Phil important it will refocus the search for a liberal, reform, re- Rev...
...be much-enhanced investment from English-speaking Jewry I say prayers in the currently impoverished and somnolent Israeli univerfor the youngest...
...The long- CONFERENCE COSTS range (over the next three decades) outcome of the RabinArafat accord will be a Jewish religious renaissance in the 595M Per parse...
...First, as the era of political Zionism It skitters frantic lapses, there will be a reversion to the cultural Zionism adto escape vocated in the second and third decades of this century by the final conflagration...
...Israelis are underemployed...
...Political Zionism having been eroded as KEYNOTE SPEAKERS the center of Jewish identity, there will be a shift to explor- lldi' he Past Cornel West, Pbd ing reinvigorated religious identity...
...flicts...
...That road was blocked at the time, I think, by the tamer Bly Nerphyunwise decision of the American Jewish Congress and other 2-5 FEBRUARY 1994 312 467 4375 communal leadership organizations to insist on absolute separation of church and state, which contributed not only to expunging prayer and Bible-reading from the public schools but be directed to Jewish childhood education, which remains poorto the spurning of public aid for parochial education, with high- ly funded and badly organized...
...with its secret powers...
...In many American cities there is a Beth Israel or ceded to Ben-Gurion's extremist demand that creation of a Jewish Mount Sinai hospital, representing the direction and capabil- state in Palestine take precedence over everything else in Jewish ity of Jewish public charity before the overwhelming com- life (even the rescue of European Jewry from the Nazis), and mitment to Israel in the late 1940s...
...But the prospect that external investThey lie over each other...
...Sa The regaining of the momentum in the shaping of reform SPONSORS THE CATHOUC - and reconstructionist Judaism, broken off around 1950 with coNFERE*a OF RUNS Board of Ddreders...
...With not telling the secret...
...Urenre Wlt ms fro E. (mulls*, PhD constructed Judaism of dynamic quality and broad appeal Dwg Masses PMD that was pursued in the first forty years of this century but Dr...
...Now suitable support can at last Jewish fate...
...The second outcome of the waning of political Zionism 12: 19 November 1993 Commonweal will have much greater consequences, but one not likely to please the Israelis...
...with the Arabs so that Israeli security would be immeasurably With gasoline, the men enhanced, thus enabling Israel to turn to its festering economic blow it to high heaven...
...Israel's highly skilled Jewish work force is currently I am alone, much underutilized, and 300,000 recent Russian immigrants the world runs through me, in addition to at least half-a-million highly educated native charred pit for a mouth...
...Decades from now the half-century beto Jewish educational and other cultural institutions in the tween the 1942 Baltimore conference when American Jews acDiaspora...
...There will Its love is feared...
...Kddw, political expediency has meant the muzzling of liberal, mod- Diereseof Boiev& ernized Judaism...
...so far as it had a Jewish character...
...They must find the nest Diaspora Jews can only wish Rabin-led Israel well in this &join it, pursuit, but they may feel an aching emptiness right now...
...Running alone...
...Their identity no longer American Jews in intellectual and social interaction with driven by political Zionism, the Diaspora Jews will move to Catholic and Protestant churches at home than in an Israel now recreate a Jewish consciousness based now on religious and become inextricably involved with a dynamic Muslim Arab cultural thrusts from within their own communities...
...Israel will also All lives I have lived have to go further toward deregulating its demand economy live still, and reducing the obstacles to development represented by its in a nest of ribbons...
...Arab workers into a dynamic engine of industrial and comIn one life, mercial growth...
...Now such policy mistakes can be rectified and a new and Israeli economic partnership with the Arabs, the Israelis era of Jewish-Christian fellowship can be inaugurated...
...the concentration of resources and thought upon political Joseph Cer&rd Bemis . Zionism, will have little to do with the Israeli situation (where Ardrd'p(eseofUlioege . Host bnraad Ja zf...
...one...
...that knows the inside The Rabin government was pressed to reach a settlement of everything...
...Twenty years from now the Arab-Israeli wars there is a boy could seem as remote and strange as the Roman-Jewish conleft out in a game of hiding...
...Zionism has been the kernel of their spiritual consciousness in Once there were many boys...
...On the other hand, there the recent accord of September 1993, will stand out as a unique, are only two Jewish-sponsored American universities, neither discrete, and discontinuous era in Jewish history...
...very affluent or distinguished...
...Peace with the Palestinians and My words keep secrets Arabs would remove, it was believed, the greatest impediment from running home...
...dinosaur labor unions...
...I suspect that the accustomed clear vision of the Jewish identity is in course of deconstruction and steady erosion as a reDavid Applebaum sult of the Rabin-Arafat accord, and I doubt if the Israelis have Returning to the Nest thought for a minute about what the reversal of the course of Zionism of the past half century would do for Jewish identity The young copperhead in the Diaspora-how devastating this revolutionary change is all alone...
...With their new focus on the accoutrements ilastReveread16seplr :. DlxesaefJoiel...
...sities and research institutes, and a flurry of personnel exI do not say where changes between the Israeli centers of learning and science the nest is and American universities, facilitated by Jewish philanor who will find him there, thropy...
...by Jaa.14.1994 Diaspora...
...problems...
...ly negative consequences for financing Jewish childhood ed- Insofar as the Rabin-Arafat accord leads to a general peace ucation...
...Israel can possibly become the Singapore, perhaps the They weave Japan, of the Middle East, absorbing Palestinian and other no finished plait...
...Israel, in other That doesn't mean there won't be for a long time a nostalwords, will become orientalized and Arabized as it becomes gia for the good old days of political Zionism and the heroic the dynamic economic center of the Eastern Mediterranean garrison state of greater Israel that gave a new meaning of reand it will become culturally alienated in large part from versing auto-emancipation and military strength to the hitherEnglish-speaking Jewry...
...to the inflow of investment that would develop Israel's hightech economy and maximally use its workforce...
...1993 will join 1095, 1492, 1648, 1917, and research in America, to parallel the pre-Zionist era estab- 1933, and 1948 as a moment of critical alteration in the lishments in the medical field...
...in policy could be for millions of Diaspora Jews, especially in It is a river running English-speaking countries, whose public culture, in so far as back to its nest, it had a Jewish ingredient, was predicated on the maintenance a brown headband of the course of political Zionism...
...the prospect of the dissolution of the political Zionism Diaspora The sun is cold Jews have known for so many decades, I suspect there is a huge & reptilian gap emerging in their cultural-and religious-lives, for running home to the stars...
...ment for high-tech development will follow an Arab and sisters & brothers Palestinian peace is a good one, and in view of the profound of one house, discontent of well-educated Russian immigrants, a necessary quarrelsome & loving...
...to gloomy archetype of Jewish history, with its two millennia Finally, the coming of peace with the Arabs will be a boon of fear and impotence...
...of material prosperity midst high-tech development, the Rest Reverend John Mgers, Israelis may well feel increasingly uncomfortable about the DkMeReork BL:AU & WHITE II 9I,l.llOIS Nmt Reverend Aft D1Neal, Jewish spiritual renaissance in America...
...culture while pursuing domestic prosperity...
...For American Jewry Diaoesaef Reddrrd this resumption of religious growth will furthermore present Most Reverend Duiid L Ryoi AN INTER-ACTIVE gmoeuif 5pr4sdd an opportunity to go back to the fifties and sixties and take a STATEWIDE CONFERENCE ON RACISM broader road of dialogue and cooperation with Christian FOR MORE 13ismarrk II (PI - I'hvir!'rn - Illinnis INFORMATION . churches...
...Now that Israel will soon need Neither Israeli nor Diaspora Jewry will ever be the same less urgent charitable support, Jewish gifts can flow to Yeshiva as a result of the handshake between Arafat and Rabin in the and Brandeis universities and found new centers of learning White House garden...
...IN hen the numbness slowly wears off, three consequences will follow, espeThe last life cially among bicoastal American Jewry, runs home through me joined by groups in Toronto and London...
...Twenty will be surprised to discover a leveling down of Diaspora aid or thirty years from now, as a result of the demise of politi- as American and other Diaspora Jews belatedly turn inward to cal Zionism, there will probably be greater interest among develop their own public institutions...
...Now he is last...
...Asher Ginsberg (Ahad Ha' am) and Judah Magnes...
...Jamie I Pfrdps, OP Ie...
...PW W" (P which, I would argue, largely lapsed because of the shift of Bid"Joso Francis attention to political Zionism in the 1940s and '50s...

Vol. 120 • November 1993 • No. 20


 
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