Monday, August 14, 2006
Red State Jews
No doubt you've already seen this mea culpa by a former Tikkun editor in the Wall Street Journal. He is waking up to the reality that maybe the Arabs don't want peace after all.
A number of these pieces have cropped up recently in, of all places, the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Here are a few:
Painful lessons emerge from war in Lebanon by Michael Berenbaum
Europe displaying disproportionate pacifism by Jeffry V. Mallow
Left-leaning Jewish groups out-of-touch now by Gary Wexler
...and of course you have some pieces defending the Jewish liberal status quo, such as this response to Wexler's article:
Don't discard liberal Jewish groups by David Pine
and plenty more in the Letters section.
While I'm on the subject, this week's edition also had a very nice open letter to President Bush by a local rabbi who claims to be apolitical in his public life:
Mr. President, Thank You for Standing by Israel by Rabbi Steven Z. Leder
(Be sure to check the letters section again next week for the foaming-at-the-mouth responses to this open letter)