Anyway, there is no reason for us to justify our identity - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • C. Bnedavid
    • 04.06.13 | 00:47 (IDT)

    A religious community evolving into a nation might not be something widespread, but it's a well documented phenomenon. The Serbians, the Croats, the Bosnians and the Pakistanis are perfect examples of religious communities which evolved into nations. Why turning a religious community into a nation? For the mere fact that a religious community is more than just a cult. It is also a historic community with its own history, its own memories, its historical figures, its victories and catastrophes, its mythology... If Shlomo Sand who is a renowned expert of nationalism doesn't know that, he has a serious problem!

    from the article: On Israeli identity, Jewish democracy and oxymorons - A response to Carlo Strenger
    First published 20:05 01.06.13 | Last updated 20:05 01.06.13
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