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    • Michael N
    • 08.05.06 | 03:07 (IDT)

    As a born Israeli (Palestinian) who had immigrated to the U.S over 40 years ago I can attest to the alienation between the ex Israeli citizens and the American Jewish community primarily I think because of different life experiences and truly different mentalities and mindsets. There also is the haughty Israeli attitude towards American Jews considered 'Diaspora Jews' already disdained generations ago by Ben Gurion and his socialist fellow travelers.( I don't associate with too many Israelis either). But the core issue is 'who is a Jew' and what and which Judaism is legitimate. Judaism wass the invented religion of the Judahites- the citizen of Judah (Yehud) and not the religion of the 'Israelite' whom the Judahites tried mightily to supplant and steal their identity and 'history'. During the last 3 centuries before the common era there were several brands of Judaisms as has been clearly shown by J.Neusner. Following the fall of Jerusalem Rabbinic Judaism prevailed. To be continud...

    from the article: Alienated Jews
    First published 00:00 07.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.05.06
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