It’s crucial, though, to speak out. Friends of Israel who want it to live up to its best ideals, to be a Jewish state in the truest sense, must not be intimidated into silence. Israelis who share our values need our voices behind them.
Time To Fight Hate — and Fight It Loud
From an Editorial in The Forward
The evening of July 30 should have ushered in a joyous day on this year’s Jewish calendar. That Thursday night and Friday, July 31, was Tu B’Av — the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av, and the Jewish festival of love. It’s traditionally a holiday dedicated to putting aside our habitual mourning over history’s disasters and celebrating love in all its earthiest, most human dimensions, from romance and marriage to bonds of friendship. But this year the holiday brought us only new disasters and new mourning.
In the space of…
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