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    • Jerrym
    • 09.09.06 | 14:26 (IDT)

    Hi Harold, Socialism may not be compatible with your interpretation of Judaism but that says something about you and what makes you tick. Others have different but not less valid interpretations of Judaic teachings and their implications for political opinions. But we are not talking about Judaism, we are talking about Jewish identity. Whilst for some, Judaism is an integral part of Jewish identity, for others, in fact the majority of Jews I know, it is not relevant. Nevertheless, they feel Jewish and can define what that means to them. Their definitions might not accord with yours but that does not make them invalid. After all, the "two Jews, three opinions". I have been canvassed many times by Labour Party workers but never once have they asked me to change my religious beliefs and vote Labour. Pity, I have missed out on some interesting conversations.

    from the article: Rethinking Jewish American deterrence
    First published 00:00 07.09.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.09.06
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