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    • Yosef ben Israel
    • 29.05.13 | 16:00 (IDT)

    I agree completely with you. The word "religion" comes from latin "religare", "relier" in french, which means "to connect". A religion, by its narrative and rituals, connects people together to make from these individuals a unique nation. The religious factor in the jewish people is minor, has been minor in antiquity, become major in dispersion, become again minor with the rebirth of the state of Israel.

    from the article: Modern Jewish identity is not racist or nationalist: A letter to Shlomo Sand
    First published 12:43 29.05.13 | Last updated 12:43 29.05.13
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