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Our movement’s position papers that criticize the State of Israel are imprudent and dangerous.
Ahavat yisrael — the love of the Jewish people — is actually a belief that Jewish people always have the ability to evolve.
If concerns about Zionism could be examined anywhere in the organized Jewish community, Reconstructionist Judaism — with its history of taking courageous stances on difficult issues — should be the place.
The reprehensible behavior of the current Israeli government and the previous one is not a reason to abandon the Jews of Israel. Quite the reverse: The current situation demands greater involvement.
Ultimately, the mitzvah of “loving all those who dwell in the land” invites us into some radical acts of compassion.
Drawing from her involvement with groups ranging from T'ruah to the New Jewish Agenda, Rabbi Toba Spitzer explains the power of two disparate narratives in describing, understanding and working to find commonality within the American Jewish discourse on Israel/Palestine.
How do we move our communities toward constructive and meaningful conversations about Israel/Palestine?

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