« Home | Inspirational lady surfer shows the courage to obj... » | Shas and Aryeh Deri unnecessarily provided ammunit... » | Israeli democracy is in fine shape » | Joe Rogan gives reason to reevaluate what we think... » | Salman Rushdie speaks out after jihadist assaulted... » | Ariel Sharon's disgusting phone conversations with... » | Transsexual ideology endangers civilization » | Minnesota continues its walk to doom » | MSNBC falsely claims Israel's turned Judea/Samaria... » | Haredi hoodlum who injured mother during Mea Shear... » 

Friday, February 10, 2023 

Will the Israeli left embrace Judaism?

That's what a teacher working in Berlin thinks, if leftists want to remain relevant:
As long as the secularist camp enjoyed a clear demographic hegemony, the latter definition of Zionism remained dominant and unchallenged in the corridors of power. Nevertheless, many of Israel’s elites in the early 21st century are no longer secularist as in the 1950s.

The burgeoning religious and traditionalist sectors have built a flourishing religious education network with flagship schools like Bar-Ilan University, the Shalom Hartman Institute and others. These institutions have strengthened the influence of voices calling for Israel to embrace a traditional Jewish identity neither defined by the secularism of yore or the internationalist post-Zionism that minimizes the particularism of Israel among the family of nations.

In essence, the debate is very simple: On the one hand, the secular left pines for a state as similar as possible to advanced and egalitarian Gentile societies. The religious right, while conscious of the merits of absorbing Gentile wisdom, adamantly insists that a traditional Jewish character needs to lie at the core of the country’s identity.

Now that the “particularistic” camp enjoys a steadily growing demographic majority, the Israeli left has two choices: It can either move to Barcelona and Berlin or it can advance a vision of Judaism with whichi it can identify and a Jewishness able to engage and re-enchant leftist Israeli voters with its arguments.

Although developments in this sphere are still incipient, it is clear that both trends are starting to crystallize.
But is it a good thing? Depending how their approach is built, it'll either recognize the Jews' birthright includes Judea/Samaria/Gaza, or it won't. We have to hope it'll be the former, because if it's not the latter, and it's some belief system that's got a lenient standing on Islamofascism, and the belief in a "palestinian" Arab/Islamic nation, then nothing's been improved at all.

Labels: , , ,

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile



    avigreen2002@yahoo.com See also my collection of Link in Bio pages: Realtime Website Traffic

      I also contribute to

    • The Astute Bloggers
    • Infidel Bloggers Alliance
    • Which also includes (open menu)

      My other sites

    • The Four Color Media Monitor
    • The Comic Book Discrimination Dossiers
    • Hawkfan
    • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
    • The Outer Observatory
    • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
    • Puzzle Paradise
    • The Co-Stars Primer
    • Cinema Capsule Cavalcade
    • Food Diner
    • News/Opinion sites (open menu)

      Writers and special activity groups (open menu)

      Media Watchdogs (open menu)

      Columnist bloggers (open menu)

      Research on terrorism (open menu)

      Other bloggers: Israel and Asia (open menu)

      Other bloggers: Europe (open menu)

      Other bloggers: American continent (open menu)

      Museum sites (open menu)

      Bloggeries Blog Directory blog directory Blog Directory & Search engine View My Stats
    • W3 Counter stats
    • eXTReMe Tracker
      Locations of visitors to this page  
      Flag Counter

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

Tel-Chai Nation is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.