Why Rebuilding the Temple Would Be the End of Judaism as We Know It

The current drive of Jews, both Orthodox and secular, to ascend to the site of the Holy Temple and rebuild it, reflects a sea change in the Zionist camp.

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There is one overriding question that accompanies the Zionist project, wrote Gershom Scholem, the scholar of Jewish mysticism – Whether or not Jewish history will be able to endure this entry into the...