Talking Tachlis applauds lansmen in a neighbor state who created a new model to better reflect their Jewish priorities and realities on the ground. How novel -- how refreshing -- to see Jews who stand up tall and strong for our own.
Indeed it was out of a sense of exasperation with the unsustainability of the "same old, same old" lame old SOP of our Jewish establishment thinking, that we developed this blog. Indications are that Indianapolis is by no means the anomaly. A group of New Yorkers had the 'chutzpah' as New Yorkers are wont to have, to start what they have cleverly nicknamed, JCCWatch. Read about Challenging the Leftist Domination of the Jewish Community, from this week's American Thinker."In October 2010, the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana (JAACI) (http://www.jaaci.org/) was born out of many years' worth of frustration with Indianapolis' Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC).
The JCRC, in their own words, "is the public affairs advocacy and intergroup relations arm of the Indianapolis Jewish community." Their stated mission is to "1. safeguard the rights of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world, and in order to accomplish that, to 2. protect, preserve, and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic."And in communities elsewhere, as the inimitable Caroline Glick points out in an important column she penned at the beginning of the month, unapologetic Jews and Zionists are making waves and proving that the shahh-still affliction is not congenital.
"In light of these overwhelming levels of support, it is disconcerting to see that across the US, Jewish communities are failing to prevent anti-Zionist Jews from hijacking communal funds and facilities to finance anti-Israel activities." Read the rest if the article here.
We are welcoming a very strong gust blowing across the landscape of Metro Detroit as well.