Judaism And Its Heritage Of Values - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Vladek
    • 08.08.10 | 15:22 (IDT)

    Judaism has historically represented truth, justice, concern for those least able to help themselves and a healthy continuum of debate on what is Judaism. The Israeli version has replaced those historic values with a narrow nationalism committed to land, greed, racism, security and zealotry. It has discarded debate in favor of vicious attacks on fellow Jews that search for what might be truth. Restraints are placed on the very intellects that once formed the foundation of our traditions. Israel is not a Jewish state except in proported name alone. Instead it is a state corrupted by a zealotry and greed that isolates it from a Western world that adopted democracy applying many Jewish traditions as it's foundation.

    from the article: Missing the forest
    First published 01:17 08.08.10 | Last updated 01:17 08.08.10
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