Monday, August 4, 2014

Quote of the Day: Israel Is Not Judaism

"Younger Jews, like many of their non-Jewish peers, are becoming increasingly alienated from Israel and from the Judaism that too many Jews claim to be the foundation of this supposedly Jewish state. They see Israel as what Judaism is in practice, not knowing how very opposite its policies are to the traditional worldviews most Jews have embraced through the years."

--Michael Learner, arguing in Salon (here) against the brutality that has become Israel. He says strongly that it is not anti-simitic to oppose the kind of brutality and racism against the Palastinians that marks the Israeli government these days.

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