"It was also a good way to cap the evening’s debate between Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller and me at Sinai Temple in Westwood, which had been billed as ‘Toward a Renewal of the Zionist Idea.’
"The truth is, Chaim and I did clash. He spoke first, giving a passionate and somewhat pessimistic appraisal of the state of Zionism today and offering a number of prescriptions for the renewal of the ‘dream.’
"As some of you might know, Chaim is a good friend. I know how much he loves Israel and how deeply Zionism runs in his blood.