Self-criticism is a monotheistic tradition


Besieged communities are too often reminded by their elders to sing from the same hymn sheet - on cue and in perfect harmony. But the arrival of the Independent Australia Jewish Voices this month shows there is a growing chorus that is being sung in a different key, and this may force the conductor to apply a new baton. The irony is that these new movements are not anti-tradition, but go to the heart of the three monotheistic faiths. Loyalty to one's tribe, flag, land or elders should never hinder an over-arching loyalty to truth - Joseph Wakim

Self-criticism is a monotheistic tradition