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Cheering U.N. Palestine Vote, Synagogue Tests Its Members

posted on December 6, 2012

At The New York Times, Sharon Otterman and Joseph Berger consider the reactions to an email emphatically supporting the U.N.’s recognition of Palestine from rabbis at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a popular synagogue in New York City. Many congregants found the letter to be “shocking,” while others admired the synagogue’s braveness. On the subject, Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of The Jewish Week, said, “I think the sense of a need for a unified front in the American Jewish community is breaking down.”

Read at The New York Times