For the past few weeks or so, like many American Jews, I’ve been feeling increasing amounts of worry.
I worry for specific individuals I know in Israel, about innocent people just trying to live their lives, about how the situation in the Middle East will affect global antisemitism.
When I was working with a religious school in Dresher, Pa., in 2015, I taught a high school class about Israel.
I remember talking to my students about antisemitism and Israel. I told them they would be expected by the non-Jewish public, as Jewish young adults, to have a high degree of understanding about the conflicts in the Middle East, and they might even be expected to justify their beliefs or legitimize their Judaism by speaking about Israel in a specific way.