What young American Jews talk about when they talk about Israel
As 'American' becomes code for 'assimilated,' Yehuda Kurtzer of the Hartman Institute is looking to reshape the conversation about Israel among young Diaspora Jews.
The United States' younger generation of Jews simply don't have the same "visceral" relationship to Israel that their parents and grandparents before them did. "This is a widely observed phenomenon," shrugs educator and writer Yehuda Kurtzer, 35. "So OK," he continues, "the question is, what is there to do about it?"