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American Jews and the Domestic Arena (April 2017 – July 2018): Politics, Religion, Israel, and Antisemitism

  • Steven WindmuellerEmail author
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Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 118)

Abstract

Many of the Jewish storylines over this past year have been built around themes related to Donald Trump’s persona and policies. This chapter is designed to explore the major issues that impacted American Jewish life over the course of this past year and examines the Trump Presidency, recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, the Gaza Crisis, Iran Deal, Gun Violence, the Immigration Debate and the Jewish Response, the Kotel Controversy and the Nation-State Law, antisemitism and anti-Israel activism, Hurricane Harvey, Jewish Political Activism, National Jewish Gatherings, the Me Too Movement and its Implications for American Jews, Supreme Court Cases, and Judaism’s Religious Movements. Events on the political scene confirmed growing divisions among Jews over how to position themselves as part of American society and how to engage with Israel.

Keywords

Trump Antisemitism American Jewry Israel 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of ReligionLos AngelesUSA

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