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.
Author: Yaakov Menken
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.
The CEO of the United Synagogue replies to “Conservative Jews Deserve More than PR,” differentiating between PR and branding, and arguing that those impacted by Conservative Jewish communities are more educated and involved.
The new Israeli agreement to create an “egalitarian” section at the Western Wall promises not merely a fissure, but fragmentation. It has already exposed the fault line of disagreement between the Reform movement and the Reform-funded Women of the Wall.
The Israel Broadcasting Authority wanted both sides of the Open Orthodox story. This was the “other side.”