Ethan Felson

As Israel Debates Rage, Jewish Professionals Face Employment Repercussions

04/11/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The speaker invited then uninvited. The signature on the petition removed. The activity joined, then unjoined.

The job threatened.

Rabbis and Jewish professionals increasingly are being faced with a dilemma over discussing divisive topics -- especially regarding Israel -- central to how they see their Jewish missions without losing their professional mission.

Civility In Houston

03/01/2011
Staff Writer

(Houston) Lee Wunsch, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, recently told a friend at a Shabbat kiddush that he had attended a meeting where a representative of J Street, the self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization, spoke. Wunsch’s friend, who “nearly had a heart attack,” attacked J Street’s policies.

Lee Wunsch, shocked by growing lack of civility in Houston’s Jewish community, has started informal dialogue campaign.

ADL List Fuels Debate Over What’s Anti-Israel

Inclusion of Jewish Voice for Peace comes amid rising delegitimization fears.

10/20/2010
Washington Correspondent

 The Anti-Defamation League’s new list of “The Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups” — which includes a left-of-center Jewish organization that claims to be tapping a growing body of disaffiliated younger Jews — could intensify the debate over exactly what it means to be an enemy of the Jewish state.

Jewish Voice for Peace’s Rebecca Vilkomerson: “Perversely pleased” about making ADL list.
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