Israel Day Concert

David Weprin’s Excellent Adventure

Special to the Jewish Week

The number of people who attended last month’s Israel Day Concert, the annual right-wing rally in support of Israel’s settlement movement, and a joint event, two weeks later, between Jews and Muslims, would almost certainly be zero if it weren’t for one person — state Assemblyman David Weprin.

David Weprin: Hard-right Jewish crowd one day, Muslim-Jewish coexistence crowd another.

Saluting Israel


For all of the impassioned, if not overheated, debates about Israel, it is worthwhile for us, for whom Zionism means so much, to sometimes step back and connect again to the idea that the return to Zion — in the words of the Psalmist — is not just about the latest headlines but about laughter and song, dreams and joy.

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