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Seldom has any community undergone as dramatic, complete and irreversible a change in so short a period as the Jews of Ethiopia. As a result, many features of Ethiopian Jewish life remain little understood, especially with regard to their immigration and adaptation to Israeli society.
'The Hebron agreement represented acknowledgement by Netanyahu of the realities of the Israeli-Arab peace-making process as well as of the pressures of American power. It rescued Israel, at least for the time being, from a deteriorating international position.' Joseph Alpher
Overall it was found that 43 per cent of the sample felt a strong attachment to Israel. Yet, if current trends prevail, attachment to Zionism and to the Jewish state could become the concern of only a minority with a mostly Traditional or Orthodox religious outlook.
Today most British Jews are less likely than earlier generations to marry, and if they do it is generally at a later age, often in their thirties. Alternative lifestyles, including cohabitation and same-sex relationships, are also much more common nowadays. These new patterns require new responses.
This paper examines the issues currently facing the UK voluntary sector, suggests special challenges which face the Jewish voluntary sector, and considers the need for a systematic enquiry about the Jewish voluntary sector and its future.
The survey focuses on the interface between Jewish identity and the social and political attitudes of Jews and aims to produce a profile of the community.
The end of the Cold War opened up new possibilities and new challenges for the Jews of Europe. This report describes some of the new possibilities available for the first time post-1989 for a possible Jewish renaissance.
The rise of terrorist groups claiming legitimacy in the name of lslam, the lranian revolution of 1979 and the spread of lslamist organizations appeared to confirm lslamic fundamentalism as a wave of the future. This report examines the growth of lslamic fundamentalism.