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Interest in Israel and Judaism is alive and well on campus

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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:56 am

The online nonprofit site “The Conversation” ran an article by Northeastern University Professor Dov Waxman titled, “As Israel turns 70, many young American Jews turn away.” He argues that young Jews are less connected to Israel than ever before, and that they are no longer interested or comfortable with the idea of a Jewish state.

Waxman’s body of work suggests that he wishes this to be the case, but there are many reasons to doubt his conclusion. For starters, he should leave his office and walk across the street to my Hillel to see the reality on the ground.

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