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    • Vladek
    • 29.05.13 | 17:21 (IDT)

    Judaism has floureshed and spread throughout the world. It has not been dependent on a piece of land or the Hebrew language. It is a people that share values and a relationship to God. Judaism has allowed diversity within and accepted the diversity of its many neighbors. By being independent of any state it has avoided the stigma of nationalistic pride and the evils that come with such pride. Zionism is not Judaism. Zionism is a political event that does damage to Judaism. Zionism has become an intolerance of diversity within Judaism and an expression of arrogance towards others. Einstein once expressed a fear that Israel would develop a narrow nationalism that would damage Judaism. I sense that has been happening. Zionism is a nodern political event that will pass but leave damage behind.

    from the article: American Jews need to overcome their insecurities about Zionism
    First published 14:32 28.05.13 | Last updated 14:32 28.05.13
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