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    • Vladimir
    • 28.09.09 | 06:00 (IST)

    The major flaw of the article is to compare Christian Europe, and Christianity for that matter, with Jewish State of Israel, and Judaism for that matter. What the author is suggesting for Israel is to cease being a Jewish state. Mr. Strenger do not understand that Judaism is religion AS WELL AS nationality, because Judaism is HISTORICAL religion as opposed to Christianity and Islam that are natural religions. That means the Jewish state cannot exist without Judaism, as opposed to,say, Spain, that can exist Christian or Moslem. The basic foundation of Judaism rests on three conceptions: God, Torah, Land of Israel. That's why Jewish State of Israel must be deeply vested in Judaism in order to exist as a Jewish State. If Israel stops being the Jewish State, it has no place in the Land of Israel. That is what enemy of Jews want: to remove Judaism from Israel.

    from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770
    First published 16:53 27.09.09 | Last updated 16:11 13.11.09
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