Adam Milstein has recently been recognized as a major figure in cultural Zionism in an anthology named The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland- Then, Now, and Tomorrow. The anthology adds to the Jewish classic, The Zionist Idea, and this newer anthology publishes the work of Jewish visionaries from the past through today. Milstein is among other prominent Jewish figures to be honored in the book, and some of the others include Sharon Shalom, A.B. Yehoshua, Rachel Sharansky Danziger, and Saul Singer.
The Zionist Ideas takes a closer look at legacy and history of some of the original founders of Israel and covers important figures like Theodor Herzl and Abraham Issac. The second part of the book deals with Zionist influencers and builders from the mid 20th century to the latter part of the century. Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, and Mordecai Kaplan are just some of the Israeli figures highlighted in the second part of the book. The third section of the book focuses on Israeli cultural leaders in today’s world. This is where Adam Milstein is mentioned, and he is pointed out as a man who is making a large impact on the Jewish culture of today.
Adam Milstein has his Israeliness is the Answer article highlighted in the Cultural Zionism section in the third part of the book. His efforts have been pointed to as being a way back to Israels cultural roots. In the article, which was published in the Jerusalem Post, Adam Milstein talks about how Jews in America have become less connected with their faith and culture. He states that millennial Jews have been especially effected and that sending some of them on trips to Israel can help.
In the end, Adam Milstein just wants Israelis to remember where they came from and to feel a connection to their homestate. He believes that connecting Israeli-Americans to Israel can help the people to retain its individualism and culture. In America, Milstein has co-founded The Israel American Council (IAC), and he sits as the Chairman of the Board for the group. He knows that teaching the Jewish people about their roots and culture is the best thing he can do to help them feel that special connection to the state of Israel.