Somehow, I have never articulated our principles. Rational approach seems a sufficiently clear term: no ideological hubris, no moralizing, read the world as it is—like it or not.

Many people, however, keep asking me to clarify the platform. I’m not really a constitutionalist, but these three principles should work:

A Jew is anyone who tries to follow the Torah as he or she honestly understands it. He may or may not agree with the rabbis. Or, more simply, a Jew is someone who will be killed as a Jew in pogroms.

Israel is a state for Jews and is not ethnically blind.

Israel’s security must be achieved even at the cost of killing her enemies and possibly losing some Jews. The number of Jewish casualties must be minimized within reason.