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The Mundane Dilution of the Jewish State - 27 Feb 05

The attorney-general, mid-level IDF brass and faceless bureaucrats in the
education ministry nonchalantly weaken the Jewish identity of Israel - and
therefore her raison d'etre The Mundane Dilution of the Jewish State 27 February, 2005 Israel is a Jewish State. Or is it? Recently we have witnessed a number of disturbing events reflecting a
growing trend to 'de-Judaize' our culture and society. True, our calendar
and language certainly reflect Jewish roots, and our place in the hearts of
many Jews around the world strengthens the impression. Yet for those who
care and take pride in the Jewishness of Israel, these latest incidents
should be seen as 'warning shots across the bow' and as calls to immediate
action. In his book "The Jewish State - The Struggle for Israel's Soul" (2000),
Yoram Hazony describes the intellectual struggle between those opposed to
the very idea of a 'Jewish' State, led by Martin Buber, and those favoring
Herzl's original idea, …

The Mundane Dilution of the Jewish State - 27 Feb 05

The attorney-general, mid-level IDF brass and faceless bureaucrats in the
education ministry nonchalantly weaken the Jewish identity of Israel - and
therefore her raison d'etre
The Mundane Dilution of the Jewish State
By Aryeh Green
27 February, 2005 Israel is a Jewish State. Or is it? Recently we have witnessed a number of disturbing events reflecting a
growing trend to 'de-Judaize' our culture and society. True, our calendar
and language certainly reflect Jewish roots, and our place in the hearts of
many Jews around the world strengthens the impression. Yet for those who
care and take pride in the Jewishness of Israel, these latest incidents
should be seen as 'warning shots across the bow' and as calls to immediate
action. In his book "The Jewish State - The Struggle for Israel's Soul" (2000),
Yoram Hazony describes the intellectual struggle between those opposed to
the very idea of a 'Jewish' State, led by Martin Buber, and those favoring
Herzl's ori…