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    • Morris Valentine
    • 27.09.09 | 22:12 (IST)

    Why is this state different from all other states? Because there is only one Jewish homeland - and whether one is a secular, religious, gastronomic, cultural, or any other variety of Jew, there is only one place where one does not have to explain the meaning of Yom Kippur to one's fellows; only one place where the post man, the janitor, and the farm worker are all Jews; only one place where Jews truly are safe from progroms and less-blatant forms of persecution. In other words, in the opinion of this Anglican: the Jews would be meshuggah to take the 'Jewish' out of the 'Jewish state'. What then are you left with? Bubkis! MV

    from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770
    First published 16:53 27.09.09 | Last updated 16:11 13.11.09
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