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Video: “Why We Need a Liberal Jewish Lobby”

Why do we need a liberal Jewish lobby? What does "liberal" even mean, anyway? What’s wrong with existing Israel lobbies? The 92nd Street Y in New York recently held a panel discussion which addressed these issues and more. Jeremy Ben-Ami … Read More

By / March 18, 2009

Why do we need a liberal Jewish lobby? What does "liberal" even mean, anyway? What’s wrong with existing Israel lobbies?

The 92nd Street Y in New York recently held a panel discussion which addressed these issues and more. Jeremy Ben-Ami (Executive Director of J Street), Jane Eisner (Editor of The Forward), Michelle Goldberg (author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism), Eric Alterman (Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism), and Rabbi Steve Gutow (Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs) spent more than an hour untangling these complicated issues. You can view the full video here:

For more information, try the 92Y blog. Also, Jewschool has a response to Rabbi Gutow from an unaffiliated Jew who finds fault with his arguments.

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