Modern Jewish Identity Is Not Racist or Nationalist: A Letter to Shlomo Sand

The way out of Israel’s current conundrum is not to detach Israeli identity from Judaism but rather to embrace a more modern, inclusive Judaism.

In the past few years, Shlomo Sand has enraged many Jews with his thesis, laid out particularly clear in his book, "The Invention of the Jewish People," that Zionism created something called the Jewish people that...