Committee Meeting Jan 13

Israel Programming Committee Mtg on Sunday Jan. 13 at 10 am at Beth Ami + Jewish Self-Hatred

Mark Your Calendars

Plan to attend the next meeting of the Beth Ami Israel Committee at Congregation Beth Ami on Sunday, January 13 at 10 am in room 12/13) to plan for two events:

  • * Sonoma County Israel Independence Celebrations. (In the past, Beth Ami has hosted the celebration. Perhaps your synagogue would like to host it this year.) This year, Yom Ha’atzmaut begins the evening of Wednesday, May 8.
  • Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day is always scheduled for the day preceding Independence Day. Starting the night of May 7* Friday night dinner on May 3. Currently scheduled as guest speaker from IsraAID is Sarith Honigstein

Jewish Self-Hatred

Here in Sonoma County, I have heard rabbis rail against Israel and rail against Orthodox rabbis. Jewish self-hatred is real.
Read the article by Adam Milstein

Are We Going to Allow the Jewish People to Be Divided and Conquered From Within?

The year 2018 has provided a series of reminders that antisemitism, the world’s oldest hatred, is alive and well in our country.

On October 27, eleven Jews were massacred in Pittsburgh as they prayed on the Sabbath. It is just the latest in a series of violent attacks that have targeted the Jewish community in recent times, which come not only from the radical right but also from the radical left, and from radical Muslims.

The enemies of the Jewish people don’t only physically attack us from the outside. They have also long worked to divide the Jewish people by turning our own against us. For example, a number of Jewish individuals and organizations have become leaders within the BDS movement, which seeks to destroy the Jewish state.

Jewish self-hatred did not begin with the BDS movement. Isaiah 49:17 says,
“Your destroyers and devastators will depart from you.”
History is replete with examples of Jews who hated the Jewish people so vehemently that they dedicated their entire lives to its destruction.