Both internationally and in Israel itself the distinction between the state’s Jewish character and its democratic regime is growing more acute.
ed note–a fascinating read, for several reasons–
1. It highlights what we here at TUT have been saying for sometime–that there is panic within the Judaic community over the violent, racist antics amongst the more rabid members of the pack–i.e. Netanyahu & co–that all the various manifestations of these particular members are tearing the mask of what the real nature of Judaism is.
2. The words that the author used in describing how Judaism is ‘being shaped’–a ‘violent ethnic identity, a Spartan religion of a nation of masters, an atavistic, nationalist entity, which instead of conducting a dialogue with modernity is choosing to divest itself of liberal traits it had already internalized, including some that were always ingrained in it’–This is not how Judaism is ‘being shaped’, but rather what Judaism IS…
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