Opinion: Can an American Be a Jew?

Must American Jews eventually lose their cultural, ethnic and religious identity? To discuss this and other questions of the status of the Jew in the U.S.. leaders of the American Jewish Congress and the Israeli government met last week in Jerusalem to hold what was termed "a dialogue." But the dialogue quickly became a dispute.

New Jersey's Dr. Joachim Prinz, president of the congress, began by declaring: "American Jews believe they will survive as a group in a country which is traditionally a nation of groups. Those who do not accept these facts will never succeed in understanding the...

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