Jewish Identity Greater Than Any Nation-State - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Vladek
    • 22.10.10 | 05:59 (IST)

    Judaism has been with us longer than any nation or state. It is the fabric of our lives that has carried and sheltered us throughout the world. We have not been anchored to a piece of land, a government or a society. Instead we have adapted and thrived many times enhancing the values of our host society. The varieties of Judaism have multiplied because we search for truth and debate in that search. Each of us has found our own relationship to God and to our fellow human beings. Nationalism of any kind prescribes limits and discourages debate. Our future is not in how we align ourselves with a state nor with labels placed upon a state. Our future, as has been our past, is the vision of each of us living our Jewish faith in our own relationship to God and our caring relationship to humanity..

    from the article: Who will recognize the Israeli nation?
    First published 02:41 22.10.10 | Last updated 02:41 22.10.10
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