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    • Shepsel Ginsberg
    • 03.07.07 | 08:07 (IDT)

    This article, and this tzaddik firmly put to rest the debilitating debate about national identity and the malaise that have overtaken Israeli society in the age of intifada. To his very great credit, Magdi Allam recognizes and understands what so many Jews seem to have forgotten -- that our historical and ethical role on Earth is to serve as a moral beacon, reminding the nations of the earth of what is right, even (tragically and repeatedly) at our own peril. Reverence for the sanctity of life infuses our culture and sets us apart from those who embrace evil -- the Amalek of every generation. Odd words from an agnostic Jew, but the only way I can honestly respond to the great soul of this man. Y'asher koach, Magdi Allam!

    from the article: Muslim, Italian and Zionist
    First published 00:00 02.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.07.07
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