Forgive the Woody Allen allusion.
My last Times column focused on some religious or observant Jews who are nonetheless non- or anti-Zionist. It can be found here, and a reply by Liel Liebovitz went up here. And then a reply to the reply, written by one of the men I featured in my original piece, went up here.
It’s all a lot more interesting than I am making it sound.
Meanwhile, the question of what is permissible speech in the Jewish community is very current. John Judis, author of a new book about the founding of Israel, was just re-invited to speak at the Museum of Jewish Heritage; his book has not pleased conventional Zionists. Judith Butler, the literary critic, will not, however, be speaking about Kafka at the Jewish Museum. And Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi will not be speaking at the Orthodox high school Ramaz.