Simply Jewish: Diaspora Judaism Matters
Shapiro, Rami, Tikkun
et me ask you a question: has a reborn Israel led to a reborn Judaism? We have seen the blooming of the desert; but is the soul any less parched? We have seen brown hillsides turn green with new forests; but is the heart any less barren? We have seen brave soldiers push back terrible armies; but is the greater enemymeaninglessness-any less a threat? We have seen an ancient language revived; but is there a new poetry of the spirit? We have seen the rebirth of Orthodoxy; but have we seen the rebirth of Judaism?
I don't think so. The truth is that almost everything fresh and new in Jewish learning and spirituality is coming from the Diaspora, not Israel. Israel is where we go to …
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Publication information: Article title: Simply Jewish: Diaspora Judaism Matters. Contributors: Shapiro, Rami - Author. Magazine title: Tikkun. Volume: 13. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 1998. Page number: 76. © 2002 Tikkun. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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