Many readers of Mosaic will be familiar with the old joke about the Jew stranded on a desert island who builds two synagogues: one where he will worship, and the other where he will never set foot under any circumstances. The joke is a gently self-deprecating reflection on the image—and in the wrong hands, unpleasant stereotype—of Jews as a quarrelsome people who will take their disputes to the most absurd degrees.
The IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism Needs Updating, Not Replacing
It’s already the best of the several definitions out there. And, by offering yet clearer guidance on the question of Zionism, it could get even stronger.