Personal Reflections: Steven Bayme

By Steven Bayme

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2010

Bayme sees the real question not as the legitimacy of dissent but as the appropriate Jewish communal response. He suggest three guiding principles: Israel is central to contemporary Jewish identity, and those who espouse anti-Zionism should recognize how far they have traveled from communal values; dissenting opinion concerning Israeli policy is both welcome and constructive; and dissenters should expect serious criticism concerning their dissent, as freedom of speech includes the freedom to engage in counter-speech.

Topic: Jewish Organizations, Discourse and Dialogue, Israel Advocacy, Zionism, Hasbara

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.669

Page Number(s): 11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bayme, Steven. Personal Reflections: Steven Bayme. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2010: 11.


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