How wonderful it would be if our communities could find ways to work together. Is there an opportunity for the leadership of the LGBT community to participate in a mission with Jewish leaders to Israel? Or perhaps an art exhibit featuring Jewish and gay artists that show how they grappled with their sense of “otherness”? Or perhaps we can find a meaningful day to say a prayer for those who have been lost to our communities because of hatreds past and present.Um, I'm not sure that the LGBT community has a designated "leadership," at least, not in the Official Jewry sense, and certainly not the sort that could be feted a la the United Church of Canada leadership. Not that shlepping them to Israel--Bernie's cure-all for die-hard, endemic Zionhass--would make the least bit of difference. (Who would you take on such a mission, Bernie--Susan G. Cole and her ilk?)
That said, at least this time around Bernie is quoting Robert Frost (yes, Robert Frost) and not "Fanny Brice."