Dear Carlo Strenger, with all respect to your optimism, - 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
    • zmogus
    • 18.09.09 | 20:49 (IDT)

    The card has been played for millions of times since this most unfortunate and tragic for the modern Jewish history idea appeared in the form of Jewish secular messianism, copy/pasting Herder and Hegel's historicism. Since then the aspiration to make from Jews a collective messiah for the humankind in whatever sphere never ceased. There followed the proto-zionists Hess, Krochmal, Graetz and then Zionists of all political shades and colors from red to brown, Herzl with technocratic messianism, Schatz with the artistic, Haam with the spiritual, Kook with the religious and Jabotinsky with the moral. The same applied to anti-Zionist Jews socialist and anarchist mov'ts, all striving to become the teachers of humanity in the subject of humanism, never failing to add that its root is particularist: Hebrew Scriptures. Nevermind that the messianic content of respective forms were mutually excluding. Just break this self-compensating chain. This is the real challenge for a Jewish thinker.

    from the article: The future belongs to Jewish liberal universalism, Rosh Hashanah 5770
    First published 16:05 17.09.09 | Last updated 16:09 13.11.09
Haaretz Headlines
A migrant girl holds a poster of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as migrants walk in Budapest

'Austria and Germany will allow migrants entry'

Hundreds of refugees frustrated at being stuck at two train stations in Hungary set off on foot for Austria Friday.

Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with on

Sen. Ben Cardin: I will oppose the Iran deal

Leading Jewish senator says he would offer legislation to reimpose sanctions should Iran break the deal.

Sheikh Wahid al-Balous

Prominent Druze leader killed in Syria

In rare attack on Druze stronghold of Sweida, prominent Assad critic killed alongside 8 others.

Illustration by Amos Biderman.

Sayed Kashua finds community – and a solution

If the Palestinians were part of a farming community like him, enjoying little things like the Sweetcorn Festival, there would be no demographic problem.