Know what Canderra, you are right and you are wrong. You are right that Jews, under the pressure of anti-Semitism often come together for self-protection. That being the case, it makes sense. Once that happened they "remembered Jerusalem", the Land of Israel, and other recollections of that place that our Forefather Abraham was promised. The Enlightened Jews of the West promoted a kind of Diaspora Judaism that blended local patriotism and Jewish Identity. The Germans and the French told the lie of that notion, but, for some reason the Jews who weren't burned by the experience still hold on to that 18th century "dream". At best it's a debate between differing points of view, and one hopes it doesn't cause us to break apart.
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from the article: 'Lost Jews' video shows Israeli chutzpah towards Diaspora Jewry