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Gaza War Presents Quandary for Many American Jews

The Israeli military incursion into Gaza resulted in the death of an estimated 2,100 Palestinians, many of them non-combatants. This has resulted in confusion for many American Jews, who feel loyal to the Jewish state but think the Israeli government has violated the bedrock Jewish principles of justice and compassion.     “There is a huge contradiction between those principles and what Israel is actually doing to the Palestinian people,” said Rabbi Michael Lerner, the...

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