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Palestine, Israel, God’s people and democracy

Avraham Burg, a former speaker of the Knesset, author of “The Holocaust Is Over: We Must Rise From Its Ashes” and the chairman of Molad, the Center for Renewal of Democracy,  wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #4 Mozaic and Noachide laws

In the previous articles I tried to give an idea of the people who formed the population of today’s United States of America from the religious point of view, because many North Americans are proud of their Judeo-Christian heritage. Abraham, … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #3 Of the earth or of God

America and its culture developed as an easy-to-enter “Melting Pot” for many cultures, creating a new commonality of culture and political values. This open culture allowed many minority groups, including Jews, to flourish in Christian and predominantly Protestant America. In … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #2 Roots of Jewishness

Last month, CNN was exploring American exceptionalism — the concept that the United States is exceptional when compared to other nations and is uniquely destined to bring democracy to the world. Lots of citizens of the United States of America … Continue reading

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Ambassador Gutman and the relationship between the inhabitants of Belgium

Long before Barack Obama had tapped Howard Gutman,  on July 24, 200, for the job of ambassador to Belgium, sworn in on August 14, 2009, Gutman had been concerned about the sliding public image of America in Europe. The Jew … Continue reading

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Pump, circumstance, Royalism and paganism

A wedding and a monarchy Last weekend we could enjoy a beautiful ceremony full of pump and circumstance together with an estimated 2 billion viewers all over the world. The whole world could enjoy a day of Old World pomp … Continue reading

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