Rabbis for Human Rights : Some Israelis think human rights are incompatible with Judaism. They’re wrong

We must reject the false choice between giving up on our traditions and accepting narrow, tribal, and racist interpretations of Judaism.

By Yariv Mohar

Judaism and humanism are increasingly seen as diametrically opposed in Israel today. Labor Party chairman Avi Gabbay’s recent remarks, in which he echoed Netanyahu’s infamous comment that “the Left has forgotten what it means to be Jewish,” thrust back into the public discourse the sad and false notion that Judaism is incompatible with the belief in equality of all human beings…

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