The Ups and Downs of Reform Judaism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    I've been to one Reform Shul here in London, many years ago..no "Tam". First in Hebrew then in English, the tunes were awful BUT at least I didn't feel judged on my social standing, or the depth of my froomekeit or how I, "Shookled". I was a liberated Yid. Alas, I never returned. Truth is I only ever feel my Jewishness when I come here to witness the depth of animosity against us, and that I cannot stand idly by and watch. If I condemn Israel I'm congratulated by the Antisemites and demonized by my fellow Jews as a "Goy". If I condone Israel's behavior I'm demonized by the Antisemites who clearly just want Israel gone. Is there nowhere we Liberal Jews can have an honest debate without fear of being labelled?

    from the article: Britain's next chief rabbi faces divided, leaderless Jewish community
    First published 14:20 18.12.12 | Last updated 14:20 18.12.12
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