The New York Times has an article titled A Conflict of Faith: Devoted to Jewish Observance, but at Odds With Israel. In the middle of an article are small photos of four people with the caption, "...all observant Jews who have found that their views on Israel differ from those of family members and friends."
Among the individuals in the photos is a woman who was "later ordained in the Reconstructionist branch of Judaism," who "works for Jewish Voice for Peace, a group that endorses some boycotts against Israel."
Another individual is a professor who "has dropped out of synagogue life." Another is a "regular at a Conservative synagogue in Brooklyn."
How would you define "observant Jews"?
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) urged Hungary on Friday to reconsider plans to erect a monument commemorating the German occupation in 1944 and to seek greater dialogue with the country’s Jewish community.
Hungarian Jewish groups say the monument is part of an official drive to obscure the role played by Hungarians in the deportation and murder of the country’s Jews during World War Two.
Read more: http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/02/15/world-jewish-body-urges-hungary-to-reconsider-ww2-memorial/
In a write up of a Day of Remembrance for Holocaust Survivors, Derek Saker summarizes what Rabbi Paysach Krohn spoke about at the event, which included a description of a memorial of empty shoes at the Danube River. If you click on the link to the article above, you will see a photo of that memorial. At the 23 minute mark in the video below, Rabbi Krohn describes his trip to Budapest.
Keynote speaker was the world-renowned Rabbi Paysach Krohn, who also is a published author. Not a dry eye was present in the audience as Rabbi Krohn described the memorial of empty shoes at the Danube River in Budapest representing the multitudes that perished on those shores. He called on us, the descendants of the Survivors, to fill those shoes. “Six million is a farce!” exclaimed Rabbi Krohn “Sixty million is more accurate if you count all the children the six million would have had, had they not been killed.”