Words of the Week

“We have but one Jewish State. It shocks me to the marrow of my bones that conservative, reform, liberal and reconstructionist Judaism are legally unrecognized by the State of Israel. That indeed only one expression of our religion is officially sanctioned from birth to death and all the intervening mitzvot. Yes, other societies have, do and will discriminate against Jews, but it is only the State of Israel that bars official state recognition of what you, in this audience, so devoutly observe.”

—from a speech delivered by Charles R. Bronfman at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Graduation Ceremonies in New York on May 3, 2018 (via Matzav Review)