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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Have Presbyterians Earned the Right to Have an Opinion about Israelis?


Check in again in another seventy years. I will have another update for you then.



  1. I must have missed something...what are you talking about?

    1. You can get some background here:

  2. As a Jew in the Jewish-Christian dialogue, I respectfully dissent. I understand that you mean to speak as responsibly as possible within this same dialogue, but I think that Jewish-Christian friendship deserves a different response. The fact is, sometimes you have to tell a friend something they don't want to hear. The trick is to do so within the friendship, and not as an ostensibly morally or spiritually superior scold. I'm not saying that this is an easy thing to do.

    I understand that the friendship I refer to is shaky as is. But I don't think we can wait 70 years for you to earn the right to tell us what you think we need to hear. We may need to hear it now, even if our friendship isn't quite ready for it, and even if you're likely to take a lot of grief for doing so.