Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky (center, in brown cap) and Knesset member Dov Lipman (right), at a protest held by American and Israeli Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside the Chief Rabbinate offices in Jerusalem, July 6, 2016. (Photo/JTA-Hadas Parush-Flash90)

Do Israeli Jews care about diaspora Jews?

Dear Jewish-American leaders, I know you’ve been going through rough times. The egalitarian Kotel government initiative has been frozen, and the new “conversion bill” created frustration, anger and a sense of betrayal. As an Israeli covering your side of the story, I feel for you. You’ve finally realized the tragic reality: Israelis don’t really know…
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