By Jack Ross
However, anti-Zionism in the US has an extended historical past. Elmer Berger used to be absolutely the best-known Jewish anti-Zionist in the course of such a lot of his lifetime, rather from international conflict II during the 1967 Six-Day battle and its aftermath. A Reform rabbi, Berger served all through that interval because the government director of the yank Council for Judaism, an anti-Zionist association based via top Reform rabbis.
Author Jack Ross locations liberal Jewish anti-Zionism (as against that of Orthodox or progressive socialist Jews) in old point of view. That model of anti-Zionism used to be nearly embodied by means of Rabbi Berger and his predecessors within the Reform rabbinate. He endorsed forcefully for his place, a lot to the chagrin of his Zionist detractors. The starting to be renaissance of liberal Jewish anti-Zionism, mixed with the forgotten paintings of Rabbi Berger and the yank Council for Judaism, makes a compelling case for revisiting his paintings during this full-length, definitive biography.
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