By Celia E. Rothenberg
Over the years, Judaism turns into built as enjoyable, welcoming, and straightforward for campers, whereas Israel is gifted in ways in which are supposed to be acceptable for a group camp. within the camp’s earliest a long time, Israel was once framed by way of “traditional” Zionist discourse; later, as neighborhood priorities shifted, the reason for Russian Jews was once the point of interest. so much lately, as Israeli politics were more and more considered as most likely divisive, the camp has followed an “Israel-lite” procedure, concentrating on Israel because the Biblical place of birth of the Jewish humans and a spot domestic to Jews who're just like American Jews.
In sum, this examine sheds mild on how a small, rural, neighborhood camp contributes in major how one can our figuring out of yank Jews, their Judaism, and their Zionism.
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