Republished from Arutz Sheva
For too long, some self-appointed and some elected Jewish leaders have thought that they know – better than anybody else – the correct way of addressing crucial issues related to Jewish identity, Jewish tradition, Jewish national aspirations and Jewish interaction with the secular world.
This group of leaders includes a whole range of individuals from the most progressive to the ultra-orthodox.Among them you will see those who avoid mentioning the traditional importance of the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem when officiating at marriages, and you will see those who dol not respect the flag of the state of Israel as a symbol of the recent reestablishment of the free and democratic Jewish state in the Jewish ancestral homeland.During recent years many Jews have been living in very comfortable neighborhoods among oblivious friends and fans, ignoring a relentless increase in the waves of anti-Semitism and anti self-determination for Jews. They considered the radical right, represented by white Supremacists and the neo-Nazis, and the radical Islamists, represented by Hamas, Hezbollah and the Palestinian Authority, as insignificant marginal groups, or as groups who will tolerate Jews as long as they do not support the Jewish state of Israel.
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