Special Symposium: Judaism's internal crisis has been deferred

ByELLIOT JAGER
August 13, 2017 18:50

The Jerusalem Report invites prominent Diaspora figures to offer their ideas for how Jews can make religious peace among themselves.




Artist Avi Katz's take on the recent identitiy crisis plaguing th

Artist Avi Katz's take on the recent identitiy crisis plaguing the Jewish people. (photo credit:AVI KATZ)

WERE IT not for recurrent Palestinian violence, Israeli and Diaspora Jews would likely be devoting themselves with greater gusto to bickering over “Who is a Jew” and which Jewish tribe has the better claim to the Western Wall plaza.

On June 25, the Netanyahu government trashed its January 2016 commitment to establish a public council to oversee an egalitarian prayer area that would have included officials from the Reform and Conservative streams, as well as representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Israel Antiquities Authority.

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