May 8, 2014 13:57
Abba Hillel Silver was a complex and at times controversial leader who proposed an equality in status between American and Israeli Jewry.
Abba Hillel Silver 311.
(photo credit:Jerusalem Post archives)
In late 1952, US-Jewish leader Abba Hillel Silver came up with a unique solution to what American Zionists should be doing in the wake of the foundation of a Jewish state.He “posited a dialogue between Diaspora Jewry and a sovereign Jewish center in Israel as a the ultimate expression of pan-Zionist Jewish solidarity.”