In the 1950s, the Jews of the United States supplied a large percentage of the annual budget of the State of Israel.
- David Golinkin
In recent years, we have seen growing tension between the State of Israel and the Jews of the United States regarding topics such as conversion and the Kotel.
We have learned in Pirkei Avot 4:1: “Who is wise? He who learns from all people, as it is written: ‘I have learned from all my teachers’” (Psalms 119:99).
Thus, one of the ways to decrease the tension is to ask a positive question: What are the important Jewish values that we Israelis can learn from the…