I am a worrier.
I worry about serious things:
I worry about Israel and its future and our future as American Jews in relation to Israel.
To be sure, I also worry about trivial matters:
But this morning I return to Israel — our relationship to it, my worries and my actions.
This is a huge topic and my remarks have to be brief –I hope not too brief that it prevents clarity.
I am a liberal Jew who likes to push the boundaries and is not afraid to make mistakes.
My Judaism is an eclectic Judaism that I continually create and recreate. I am rooted in the past through both personal and inherited memory.
I increasingly desire a vibrant, tolerant, ethically demanding and personally supportive big-wide Judaism for my grandchildren’s grandchildren.
This brings me then to Israel and the increasingly lonely place of the liberal Zionist…
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