Most Jews are not Orthodox, but a large portion of Israel's new coalition is. What will this mean for Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist Jews?
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld is the executive vice president of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly.
The Conference of Presidents’ collective failure of leadership in excluding J Street is another sign of a strident, extremist trend restricting the U.S. Jewish community’s necessary dialogue about Israel.
In stable democracies, struggles to overcome fundamental inequalities are, by definition, won by incremental victories.
The recent ad campaign by Israel's Absorption Ministry shows how Israelis fall short in trying to articulate a respectful way to relate to Diaspora Jews, because they don’t know how to relate to themselves in this way.