How to Survive a Conversation on Israel

Resetting the Table is trying to bring civility to the way the American-Jewish community talks internally about Israel.

Though it finally looked like spring outside, it felt like winter inside the cavernous and drafty Brooklyn Lyceum on Sunday. Sunlight flooding through the giant arched windows did little to warm the crowd of about 50, some huddling and blowing heat into cupped palms. Far more uncomfortable than the climate, though, was the topic at hand: Israel.