Jews, in case you weren’t sure how to live your life, a Rabbi who moved to Israel tells you how to do it. Daniel… Gordis is a US-born Conservative rabbi:
Loving Israel isn’t like an affair. It’s a totally different thing. In a relationship, the person I love and I both matter – more or less equally, I guess. But not here. In this, I don’t matter. You don’t matter. Only justice matters. Only the future matters. Only the Jewish people’s survival matters. And without this place, there is no future, no Jewish people.
Given that, what’s the alternative to a deep and abiding love? I can’t think of one. So tonight, I’m going to roll up my sleeves and head off to shul.
The idea that the Jewish people couldn’t thrive without an occupying Israel is delusion on a grand scale.