Making Jews out of Zionists

A new-old paradigm is taking hold in Israel: a secularism based on a renewed embrace of Judaism.

"The ground beneath a people's feet": a view of the Israeli landscape. Courtesy Maximus/Flickr.
"The ground beneath a people's feet": a view of the Israeli landscape. Courtesy Maximus/Flickr.
Response
Micah Goodman
Nov. 10 2013

For committed Jews, life outside the borders of the Jewish state can be full of human meaning; but it can never be full of Jewish meaning. By contrast, Israel, where “the most—the only—meaningful future for the Jewish people” will occur, is by definition “the most meaningful place for a Jewish life to be lived.”

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