The heads of the American Reform and Conservative movements believe that Jewish love for Israel comes with terms and conditions, and that they control the American Jewish heart. They are inflating their importance on both sides of the Atlantic, and placing naked self-interest ahead of the unity of the Jewish People.
Author: Yaakov Menken
Women of the Wall plans to show preference to some women over others in a way unsupported by any version of Judaism, doing a “Jewish” ritual supported by no version of Jewish ritual, in imitation of a ceremony that aims to restore Judaism’s doubly undemocratic Holy Temple. And it claims to be doing all this in the name of egalitarianism.
A movement which in America touts its commitment to tolerance, pluralism and liberal values, hired as Director of its Israel Religious Action Center a woman who built her political career upon anti-religious bias.
The University of California working group on principles against intolerance was right to determine that “Anti-Zionism” is a facade. The anti-Israel movement is the only “humanitarian” cause whose activities lead directly to open bigotry and discrimination.
The Conservative movement has reached a point of no return in the USA. While its members reject opportunities for deeper involvement and are leaving, this is not the time for its inaptly named Israeli branch to demand recognition in that country.