Theodore Samets

The Myth of Alienation and Apathy

Over the past several weeks, a debate about the future of liberal Zionism has been raging in the Jewish community. In newspapers, magazines and the blogosphere, Jews have been talking about Peter Beinart’s essay in The New York Review of Books in which he argued that young, liberal, non-Orthodox Jews are growing estranged from Israel and that the “American Jewish establishment” bears much of the blame.