It’s become tradition to ride bikes through the empty streets of Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur. Is that Jewish tradition?
My article was shared across twitter - and not in a good way.
“All lives matter.” But if Jewish lives, specifically, matter enough to deserve our own country, then by the same logic, Black Lives Matter too.
If I find myself in a hostile scenario, I can take off my kippah, switching from “Rabbi Daniel with a yarmulke” to “Dan with a baseball cap.”
Explain to God why your minyan attendance was worth the death of somebody’s grandparent.
In my own mind Steiner will perhaps live on forever as elucidating one of the greatest and most profound critiques of Zionism.
“Even if the majority of the Jewish community decides that any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, we cannot allow that definition to stick.”
By claiming that the left hates Israel, American Jews are pushing away the majority of people on the left who sympathize with the Zionist cause.