Two Israelis, a lawyer and a rabbi, on the complicated relationship between religion and national identity
“It’s one thing to say you support a two-state solution. It’s another thing to go to Israel and study Judaism.”
From baby in a basket to liberating lawgiver, Moses has been all things to all people.
The history of Palestinian Christian interpretation of the Old Testament reminds us of the nuanced, fragile nature of life in that region.
How does theology shape Jewish democracy, in light of the many competing claims and complex relationships in the land of Israel?
Alain Epp Weaver offers a new conceptual bridge to explain the Israel/Palestine conflict to U.S. readers and to suggest a way forward.
"While Israel has more interfaith activity pro-rata than anywhere else in the world, all such activity involves a tiny percent of the population."
In a booklet titled Zionism Unsettled, a group of Presbyterians has issued a blanket denunciation of Zionism, terming the Jewish quest for a homeland in the ancient land of Israel inherently racist, exclusionary, and devastating for non-Jewish inhabitants. Jewish and Christian groups have rightly criticized the booklet for its sledgehammer one-sided approach, theologically and politically.
The Six-Day War, as Caitlin Carenen argues, represented a turning point in American Protestant views of Israel.
Is the goal of Zionism a democratic Israel with a Jewish majority? Or rule of the entire land, from the Mediterranean to the Jordan?