Celebration and Exploration: Why Good Israel Education Needs Both

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This is an abridged version of an article first published in The Lehrhaus by Dr. Noam Weissman. Reprinted with permission.

Although recent Gallup poll estimates show that 95% of American Jews have a favorable view toward Israel, major opportunities for improvement exist in the way we educate our youth about Israel. While our educational opportunities often center around celebrating Israel’s achievements, advocating for Israel and encouraging aliyah, we tend to skip over discussions about dilemmas in Israel’s history and complex issues at pl...

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