Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.01:12 01.05.16 | 4 comments
The bottom line to this issue is a lack of a deep understanding of Jewish historicity, Geris, multiple (perhaps in the millions now) conversions that were flawed and the absolute MISTREATMENT of those who, on their own accord, wish to convert. While we have a tradition to uphold Jewish Purity, the bottom line is: the majority of Jews are decended from mixed marriages and flawed conversions. Today, there are organizations that pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to break up valid marriages, engagements and outright love between Jews and B'nai Noach without the provisions for making conversion a pressing concern and an INSPIRING one. Only the Kohanim have pure Jewish blood. The rest of us are uncertain or definitely mixed. Make valid orthodox conversions a better experience for B'nai Noach and assimilation will virtually halt. Geris are very, very special people: they CHOSE to be Jews and accept the prejudice, anti-semitism and loss of friends and family: the most painful sacrifice.