Sunday, December 03, 2006


On Nov. 30, 2006, in the Jerusalem Post, Samuel Freedman, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, and the author of six books, wrote an article about atheism where he claimed that in the last few years a new phenomenon of global atheism is flourishing as a backlash to Islamic jihadists bomb, murder and behead in the name of Allah. In the United States, the Christian Right… From our own midst, Yigal Amir and Baruch Goldstein embodied the strain of political violence executed on the pretext of divine sanction.

In this frame of thought Samuel Freedman mentions that
Zionism in its secular heyday offered a belief system with everything except a supernatural being. It appropriated the Bible, the Magen David and the menora as symbols of Jewish self-determination.
IMHO Zionism was never a secular belief system. For example: It’s flag was based on the Talith, the Jewish prayer shawl; Theodore Herzl answered the needs of the Jewish masses who sought a new messiah; Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) said that Zionism is a step in the Jewish religious redemption. Author S.Y. Agnon was a Zionist and a religious man etc.
Jews cannot hide from their identity. Even an Atheist Jew is a Jew…

1 comment:

Calev-Ben-David said...

The Miriam Oren Video and the Kempler video show that Yigal Amir shot blanks.