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    • Arnold-Canada
    • 13.11.12 | 18:00 (IST)

    Post WW11 Jews built Israel on secular ideals. It was the safety and security of a homeland that was at the forefront of the Zionist pioneers. Freedom of speech and freedom of religion have helped the ultra conservatives to gain strength. There will be that equilibrium between the two groups. Please do not worry.

    from the article: Reform Rabbi Rick Jacobs: American Jews are 'afraid' to talk about Israel
    First published 12:44 13.11.12 | Last updated 12:44 13.11.12
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