A criticism based on a misunderstanding of Yehoshua - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Logios
    • 22.03.12 | 17:36 (IST)

    '"They are partial Jews while I am a complete Jew," Yehoshua said, referring to American Jewry.'/ Yehoshua is a Liberal who does not contest the notion that every individual has the right to define his own identity. Yehoshua does not insist "that Jews must make any other aspects of their identity subservient to their Jewishness", for which he is being criticized by Strenger. What he is saying that once YOU identify yourself as Jewish, the term should include living within a Jewish culture. For example, your rest day will be Saturday, your holidays will not be structured according to the Christmas schedule, etc. This is Yehoshua's understanding of "being Jewish", living a Jewish culture. I take it that everybody should agree that terms should have some common understanding, or else words no longer can be used as means of human communication. If Strenger contests Yehoshua's definition of being Jewish, let him offer another term. But the argument against Yehoshua is just about "terminology", something trivial.

    from the article: A 'Partial Jew’s' response to A.B Yehoshua
    First published 14:38 22.03.12 | Last updated 14:38 22.03.12
Haaretz Headlines
A policeman confronts a protester at the Ethiopian-Israeli demonstration in Tel Aviv on June 3rd.
The Facebook squad: How Israel Police tracks activists on social media

It follows their Facebook pages, uses fake profiles to 'befriend' them and presents screenshots of posts in court – this is how Israel Police is adding social activists to its virtual surveillance list. 'They know what I write and do,' Ethiopian protest leader says.

09:46 06.02.16 | 2 comments
A watch tower along a barbed wire fence at the memorial site of the former Auschwitz death camp.
93-year-old former Nazi to be third Auschwitz guard to face trial this year

Defendant, whose name has not been released and worked at the death camp between Nov. 1, 1942, and June 25, 1943, is being charged as an accessory to murder.

11:43 06.02.16 | 0 comments
Syrians walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, Syria, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
The fall of Aleppo could mark a crucial turning point in Syrian war

The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.

01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
The Palestinian side of the West Bank security fence in Bethlehem.
'It’s not only the two of us lying here': What the banned Israeli novel is really about

‘Borderlife,’ the book at the center of a controversy involving the Education Ministry, depicts a desperate attempt by the protagonists, a Jewish woman and an Arab man, to make love, not war. The issue of assimilation that it raises cannot be dismissed lightly.

10:21 06.02.16 | 0 comments