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    • 10.10.13 | 00:52 (IDT)

    I am all in favor of secular Jewish culture, but to perpetuate it you need Jews. So I wonder to what extent it is sustainable in the U.S. or anywhere else outside of Israel. Being Jewish is increasingly a choice in the diaspora, and to willingly embrace this identity one requires a certain knowledge of history, and familiarity with traditions. Bagels, lox, and Jon Stewart do not cut it.

    from the article: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s derogation of secular Jewish culture
    First published 15:39 09.10.13 | Last updated 15:39 09.10.13
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