harzion. A 'dwell alone' mentality? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Roo
    • 06.12.09 | 16:11 (IST)

    It is not the subtlety of the biblical words to which you refer that account for the view you espouse though. The words refer quite brazenly to those who would undermine the Temple Priesthood by engaging with foreigners and their customs. Those who would mix the peoples.ie almost everyone outside of the Temple cult. Your views have a more modern pedigree. The notion of the wandering Jew who sojourns amongst the nations is post biblical and Christian. This has been mixed in with 19th century ethno biological orientated nationalism/Volkish romanticism and the adoption of these traits into Zionist ideology. Using the Old Testament as a largely mythical foundation on which to graft a modern day vision of a Jewish nation is simply convenient.

    from the article: Israel should give up Jerusalem as its capital
    First published 01:11 06.12.09 | Last updated 09:13 06.12.09
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