I couldn’t believe this YouTube video when I first saw it. It was made in time for the Jewish High Holy Days by the youth affiliate of Jewish Voice for Peace, Young, Jewish, and Proud, the group responsible for disrupting Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech last year, in New Orleans.
It came across more like a declaration of war than a presentation for peace. Their concluding mantra, “We are young Jews, and we decide what that means,” seemed more about asserting themselves than reaching out to persuade others. It left me feeling puzzled and queasy.
But what do I know? I’m “old.”