October 19, 2006

Judaism v zionism

Someone sent me this essay last night. It discusses Jewish religious objections to zionism over thje last one hundred years. It's a lengthy piece but the line gives as much pause for thought as any there:
Of all the collective movements that set out to transform society in the twentieth century Zionism alone remains, a final vestige. Both Zionists and their adversaries agree that Zionism and the State of Israel that was to emerge from it in the mid-twentieth century consummated the sharpest break in the entire Jewish history.
It's written by Yakov Rabkin who is a Professor of Jewish history at the University of Montreal.

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