“…perhaps the biggest gap [between Orthodox and liberal streams] is in attitudes toward Israel”

It is no secret that there is an increasing divide between the Orthodox and liberal streams of our community, with the Orthodox dramatically more conservative politically and far less threatened by disaffiliation among the young. But perhaps the biggest gap is in attitudes toward Israel. While most American Jews are either opposed to or deeply ambivalent about Israeli settlements, for instance, the issue is rarely debated in Orthodox circles, where so many people have friends and family living in Jewish communities in the West Bank.

Gary Rosenblatt, “What Ezra Schwartz Means To Us”, The Jewish Week (27 November 2015), 7.