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Peter Beinart Is Wrong: Israel Haters Should Not Be Synagogue Educators

When a Scarsdale, N.Y. synagogue fired an educator who accused Israel of genocide and U.S. Jews of enabling violent racism at home, Beinart and others rushed to her defense. What on earth were they thinking?

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie
Eric H. Yoffie
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie
Eric H. Yoffie

I have a question for Peter Beinart, Daniel Boyarin, Hasia Diner, Shaul Magid and the 70 or so other Jewish academics, writers and activists who signed an open letter to the leadership of Westchester Reform Temple of Scarsdale, New York.

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