Raises core issue of identity - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dan
    • 29.09.09 | 12:36 (IST)

    speaking as a religious Diaspora Jew, I agree wholeheartedly with the separation of religion and state, however it does raise a host of issues (not least challenging the vested interests involved!). More importantly it raises a question around Jewish identity within such a state. From a religious and cultural view, this identity doesn't correspond to a nationality as defined by the modern nation state and this issues would come to the fore in a secular nation state and have to be addressed head on - currently it seems to me it is always lurking in the background but not given sufficient attention. Bringing this issue more into focus would be another benefit of this radical and necessary change

    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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