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    • Zev Davis
    • 09.10.11 | 16:25 (IST)

    It's not clear what, say Bialik would have done, or, Tabenkin, Katzenelson, or Ben-Tzvi for that matter. None of them were Halachically Observant, but they took the cultural values of Judaism seriously. No relgiion?! Tell that to Yekhekel Kauffman z"l for whom the Religion of Israel was the cornerstone of the Jewish People, what distiguished it from the other nations of the "ancient Near East". Whereas our form of Believing has persisted, theirs has not, albeit there are scholars that claim that many aspects of Chritianity took on those pagan religions. The "fact" remains that the first Jewish agricultural settlement in the Land of Israel was proposed by Yoel Moshe Salomon, a Haredi journalist frim Jerusalem, and Rosh Pina was underwritten by the Elders of Zefat, also pious Halachically Observant Jews. All that the creation of the the World Zionist Organization. The Palmach generation is obviously upset that their dream of a Socialist, Secular, Jewish State has failed, that people with Traditional values have come to lay their clim in the People of Israel on thse sages, and not . . .

    from the article: Following court ruling, hundreds of Israelis to declare themselves 'without religion'
    First published 00:27 09.10.11 | Last updated 00:27 09.10.11
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