Six-Day War„ Holocaust Heightened-
Israelis today are -clear on one
point: they're not a new people,
but rather 'a contemporary thread
in the fabric of Jewish history.
If anything, Americans under-
rate the Jewishness of the Israeli,
sociologist Simon Herman said
Dr. Herman, associate professor
in the department of psychology at
the Hebrew University and a
member of its Institute of Con-
temporary • Jewry, -based his talk
on his latest book, "Israelis and
Jews," a study of Israeli-Jewish
identity. His two-day visit here
also included . a • lecture at Wayne
State University and a series of
workshops for representatives of
Jewish educational institutions.
The latter, called "Ari Adventure
in Jewish Education," 'was spon-
sored by the American Jewish
Committee, Jewish Community
Council and United Hebrew
Schools. At the conclusion of the
seminar, the organizers announced
plans to continue the cooperative
"adventure" with other joint sem-
inars and meetings.
Bonn, Arab States
to Renew Relations
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Contacts
have been made between represen-
tatives of the West German govern-
Dr. Herman is addressing a ment and those of Egypt, Syria
number of American Jewish and other Arab states concerning
Committee groups throughout restoration of diplomatic relations,
the country in conjunction with Amman television reported.
- The start of meetings followed
an American-Israel EduCation
Program in Contemporary Jew- a decision by the Arab League
ish Civilization. His book, like Council to permit individual Arab
countries to resume relations with
the three others of a series,
serves as the text for study-- West Germany.
Most of the Arab countries
Dr. Herman's research has not broke off relations with West
ceased with • the - publication of Germany in 1956 after the Bonn
"Israelis and Jews." He and his government established diploma.
colleagues currently are compar- tic ties with Israel.
But in most of the Arab coun-
ing the feelings of identity be-
tween American students and those tries, West German trade missions
from other countries; they also are and consulates remained in oper-
studying Israeli-Diaspora relation- ation.
The Arab League decision was
Throughout all his s t u d i e s, seen here as an expression of con-
whether of American Jewish stu- cern that relations between the
dents in Israel, or Israelis, or Arab states and West Germany
those from other lands, Dr. Her- will become worse after the sched-
man found "among them all was uled exchange of visits between
a kernel of' sameness, a pintele Yid Prime Minister GOIda Meir and
Chancellor Willy Brandt.
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an essence of Jewish =identity.
The Six-Day War had a profound
effect on Them."
While : the feelings of similarity
may have decreased, "their inter-
dependence has grown and been
sharpened by the Six-Day War."
The memory Of the Holocanst
too, has heightened the young
Israeli's awareness of his links
with the Diaspora: • "Most- do see
themselves as _survivors. You can't
see the Jewish identity in our time
except in the shadow of the Holo-
caust."' it determines, said Dr.
Herman, /"how wei,see ourselves
and our position in relation to the
- (Rabbi David Lieberman, dean
of the Yeshivath Beth Yehuda,
who served as one of the reactors
Monday .evening,- tcioic issue 'WM .6 a weakening of
the study; and insisted that there identity
is a "permanent - element:of Jew.-
ish identity that comes from Sinai;
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me the solutions- are ephemeral.
When circumstances change: -when
the memory of the Holotau.st be-
comes dimmer, what .remains then
to assure continuity? . I realize
there are serious elements at work
today. But the Six-Day War should
be a catalyst to turn people to their
Dr. - Herman pointed out • that
Jewish identity exists nowhere
in isolation. The American Jew's
identity is related to his Am-
ericanism as well as to his Jew-
ishness. "One of the most im-
portant-things to understand is
the large measure of overlap be-
tween being a Jew and being
Israeli," he said. "Being a Jew
in Israel is much more per t
vasive than being a Jew in
Most respondents to his study
saw the overlap and compatibility
between Jew and Israeli, said Dr.
Herman. "But among the Ameri-
can students, the majority saw no
connection between feeling Jewish
and feeling American." The Ortho-
dox students, in Israel, he added,
saw almost a complete overlap
between Jewishness and Israeli-
ness. He concluded that a weak-
ening of religious components leads
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