A Seriously Wrongheaded Letter from J Street

Sometimes written material that enters the public domain is so wrongheaded that it cries out for refutation.  Such is the case with a recent letter put out by J Street. For the uninitiated: J Street is a non-profit U.S. organization, a political PAC, and a registered lobby.  Even while billing itself as "the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans," it anticipates that many will scoff at this self-identification.  And so it also explains on its website and elsewhere that "J Street is redefining what it means to be pro-Israel in America." Indeed.  One begins to wonder how far it is possible for organizations to go in advocating positions detrimental to Israel and still refer to themselves as "pro-Israel." The material in question here -- "A Call to Action in the New Year" -- addresses rabbis.  I became aware of it via the discussion group for Conservative rabbis.  Undoubtedly, it also went out on lists for Reform and Reconstruction rabbis, as...(Read Full Article)