My Take on Breaking the Silence

I braced for an ugly fight. I was first told about a program at B’nai Amoona where former IDF soldiers would expose horrible things about their experiences in Israel’s military. The group is called “Breaking the Silence.” Then I heard that those who in some ways made the program possible were being called Jewish anti-Semites. I was also forewarned that there might be organized protests and shouting matches during the program. My message to our congregation was: If the IDF has committed crimes, we needed to hear about it, so that it can be corrected. Torah teaches us to care about our Jewish family and defend ourselves against attacks, but it also routinely exposes our own sins. There

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