The folks at God's Politics, a blog by Jim Wallis and friends (presented by Beliefnet and Sojourners), asked me to write a guest post for them about the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel and how I wrestle with it as an American Jew. The post I wrote took the form of a letter to Israel on the occasion of her sixtieth birthday. It's here: The Velveteen Rabbi's Birthday Card to Israel.
Reb Zalman reminds us frequently
that we should speak not only about God but also
to God. So when the editors at God's Politics asked me to write
this post, I decided to take that same tack, talking to Israel rather than
merely about it. Writing the post as a direct address was both
difficult and fruitful for me, and it made me realize that I'd love to see what others would do with the same assignment. If anyone else out there feels inclined
to follow suit, drop a comment here and link to your
Thanks to the folks at God's Politics for the opportunity to send a guest post their way.