Judaism’s enemy No. 1: Moral complacency among religious Zionists
Extreme Jewish nationalism is heresy – the Prophets of Israel never provided ‘the chosen people’ with an excuse for triumphalism or moral laxity.
Friday night dinner in Jerusalem. The young man sitting opposite me sports a huge kippah, sings religious songs with gusto, and regales us with stories from his yeshiva days. He's dating an old friend of mine, so I want to get to know him better. At a suitable lull in the conversation, I turn to him, "Have you seen the movie, ‘The Gatekeepers’?" I ask.