against 'entrenched identities'

Frances Bolton (PHI) fbolton at
Wed Jul 1 13:20:37 PDT 1998

On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, Max Sawicky wrote:
> I don't know what the Jewish Labor Committee is doing
> these days, but the fact is that political meetings of Jews
> are invariably based on a shared commitment to Zionism.
> Even liberal or radical jews of the Tikkun variety.
> Otherwise, there would be no point in having such a
> meeting! The only exception would be some kind of
> gathering dealing with fighting anti-semitism, though
> it happens that the preeminent organization in that
> business--the ADL--is also pro-zionist, among other
> things.

I can't pass up this opportunity to engage in some Michael Lerner-bashing. But I'll limit myself to politely pointing out that "radical jews of the Tikkun variety" is an oxymoron, despite Lerner's protests to the contrary.

Cheers, Frances

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