Bnei Akiva Camp Might Open To Non-Jews As Well

Jewish Journal:

Rabbi Menachem Hecht, Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles’ newly hired and first executive director, said he wants Running Springs to become a meeting point for “Jews across the spectrum” to interact with one another, and added that Bnei Akiva would consider opening the site to non-Jewish groups, as well, “to the degree that it allows us to maximize occupancy and be financially sustainable.”

Imagine the uproar if a Christian camp said they might consider allowing Jewish groups to use their facility. If non-Jews discriminate against Jews, it is anti-semitism, but if Jews discriminate against non-Jews, they’re simply upholding their unique heritage.

For any group to sustain its heritage, it has to practice discrimination.

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