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
You're confusing nation with race. Jews are a nation because we see ourselves as such and in our definition of nationhood or peoplehood anyone who becomes a Jew via conversion becomes part of the Jewish People, black, white or yellow, it doesn't matter. Judaism, as a religion, plays a role as a gate keeper, but once you're in the collective, religious practice becomes a personal choice.