As Marshall Breger and Jack Bemporad point out in “Why Haven’t Jews Responded to Vatican II After 50 Years?” September 22, 2015, the Vatican has come a long way in healing the wounds it has inflicted on Jews and Judaism. But perhaps Jews haven’t responded because there is a great deal more to be done if the Vatican really wants to establish its bona fides: the Vatican must open its World War II archives and the baptism records of the same period. Time is running out.
While seemingly well intentioned, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Connecticut made a serious mistake in inviting and promoting pro-BDS speakers.5
In response to Neal Pollack’s article “The Bar Mitzvah that was Never Meant to Be.”
Our opinion is that the Israel experience should be free of charge, like Birthright Israel, as the only effective way to attract teens en masse to go to Israel.
For better or worse Israel Advocacy is now and must be on the agenda of nearly every Federation. We are with Israel in time of war and peace, advocating, lobbying, visiting and being supportive in every way we can.
In a letter to the editor, James Adler asks: What does Charles Schumer want from his announced — but hopefully soon-to-be-reconsidered — vote against the Iran deal?12
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