Disregard for the non-observant is the opposite of the kind of solidarity we need now. Casting them into the wilderness, now populated by tiki-torch wielding ethnonationalist thugs, is not helping. It is, in the most basic formulation, bad for the Jews.
An exclusive transcription of the High Holiday message President Donald J. Trump had planned to offer rabbis this year, as conjecturally compiled based off of previous statements of the 45th President of the United States.
Reckoning with Jewish trauma and privilege in the wake of Charlottesville
What will it was look like to put our bodies on the line in front of violent white supremacists accountable to nothing and no one?
Symbols and slogans take on meaning precisely because they are charged with the weight of fraught, painful, and contradictory pasts. They mean different things to different people. Respecting the power of these collisions constitutes both political good sense and common decency.