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    • Stuart
    • 12.04.12 | 10:00 (IDT)

    There are so many problematic areas in this article that it's difficult to know where to start. - by talking solely about freedom for Jews, Cymet implies that the freedom of other peoples generally is not a concern for him - in particular the lack of freedom of the Palestinians under Israeli control in the Occupied Territories appears to be acceptable as long as Jews have their freedom. - "...they can control their own national destiny to serve as a light to the other nations." At present, Israel provides numerous examples of how not to behave and the trend is worsening. - the implication is that Jews living in the Diaspora are in bondage and unable to develop a full relationship with God, which is nonsense. All told, this is one of the worst examples of ethnocentrism I have seen for a long time. Thank goodness there is also a liberal Jewish tradition personified by Rabbis such as David Goldberg in the UK.

    from the article: A free Jewish people with a national mission on Passover
    First published 06:54 08.04.12 | Last updated 11:54 04.04.12
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