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A muffled consensus serves not Israel but her enemies

 


(JNS) — Should Jewish communal organizations aim to achieve consensus above all or bear witness to the truth?

Both in the Diaspora and in Israel, Jews are divided over politics, religion and worldview. These arguments, moreover, generally carry an emotionally fraught sub-text; that the opposing side threatens to undermine Jewish security and the existence of the Jewish people.

This makes it even more difficult for Jewish organizations whose aim is to protect and defend the Jewish people from ever saying anything about contentious issues of the day.

In the United States, J Street has calle...



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