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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:35 am

“Imagine a married couple who have cycled in and out of intimacy ask themselves every day if they should stay married. Without answering the question, the very asking of it assumes that there is a question to be asked. There is a problem. The question itself begins to undermine the relationship.”

This dynamic, writes Dr. Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at The George Washington University, is similar to one we see in the way Diaspora Jews think about Israel. In a recent essay for the publication “Israel@70: A Peoplehood Perspective,” Brown suggests that by constantly assessing our connection to Israel and our identity in relation to it, we’re actually compromising our relationship.

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