The debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center and its mosque should be located two blocks from Ground Zero gives me pause. Not because I oppose the project--I do not--but because of the way phrases such as "the Jewish community feels" and "the Jewish community thinks" have been tossed around.
The key question is this: Which Jewish community are people talking about? The truth is that historically Jews have rarely spoken with unanimity on anything. And with today's 24/7 news cycle and instant opinionating via the Internet, American Jews, more than ever, do not speak with that illusory, single voice.
If your family is anything like mine, you probably need look no further than your dinner table to know just how much Jews disagree. My family members and friends …