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  • This is the gravest threat to the future of liberal Judaism

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Something is rotten in the state of liberalism that threatens the future of progressive Judaism. Jews who call themselves “liberal” join organizations seeking to boycott, divest and sanction Israel in disproportional numbers. They lead the attack against Israel with a kind of ferocity normally reserved for the world’s worst regimes. Their…

  • My Reform colleagues were wrong on Jerusalem

    (JTA) — We were wrong. As Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky pointed out, “The Reform response to the recognition of Jerusalem was terrible. When … a superpower recognizes Jerusalem, first you … welcome it, then offer disagreement. Here it was the opposite.” Sharansky was referring to the Dec. 5 statement issued by all 16 North…