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    • Red Robin
    • 28.12.11 | 14:33 (IST)

    Perhaps it is Judaism itself that this corrosive year has flayed naked. Telling us that the Judaism which was created by, for, and in, a relentlessly hostile Diaspora, needs to adapt to a world in which that reality no longer exists. Yes, we were a people hunted, stateless, defenseless, powerless, subject to humiliation and pogrom, exclusion and expulsion and massacre. But the survival mechanisms which sustained us, also produced horrible beliefs about non-Jews, and credos of superiority regarding Jews – a secret arsenal of bigotry and contempt. Now bared for all to experience. If we could see the Jewish world naked, we might well see a new Judaism emerging this new year, a community of faith which fosters compassion and coexistence rather than the bullying, non-Jewish shandas of Beit Shemesh and mosque burnings and no compromise and Avigdor Lieberman. A new Judaism. Stripped of xenophobia and 19th century clothes for 21st century issues. In the long run, it could save the Jewish people from extinction. If we're lucky, it could save Israel as well.

    from the article: If you could see Israel naked
    First published 17:11 27.12.11 | Last updated 17:11 27.12.11
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