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The Spirit of Judah L. Magnes Lives On

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"And obviously it's something that has great resonance with the African-American experience."

Manekin adds this cogent observation on the power of the Israel Lobby (written, it is important to keep in mind, in 2008):

"In that paragraph [from Obama], and in the entire interview, you see why Walt and Mearsheimer's thesis of an Israel Lobby is so, well, irrelevant. There is an Israel Lobby in America, and it is called America (minus some leftwing churches and Muslims)."

There is much more in the Times column on observant Orthodox Jews who care enough to testify against Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

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These courageous Jews demonstrate an "inosculation" of their Jewish Orthodoxy with their prophetic disavowal of Israel's conduct

In case you were wondering, the Alpha Dictionary defines "inosculation":

"To connect to, to connect with, to open into, as a blood vessel might inosculate with another. 2. To interpenetrate, to join so as to be a part of, to grow or be tightly intertwined, as some areas of philosophy inosculate with mathematics."

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The small band of Observant Jews identified by the Times, are willing to stand against Israel's embrace of injustice. The time has come for the rest of us to join them in their struggle and inosculate our politics with our faith. 

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James Wall served as a Contributing Editor of The Christian Century magazine, based in Chicago, Illinois, from 1999 through 2017. From 1972 through 1999, he was editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine. Many sources have influenced (more...)

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