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Why the Jewish Scriptures Speak of a Divided People

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 13, 2021 at 15:10

Careful and considered review of the Tanakh reveals not all who can Judaic heritage are all that anxious to be identified with that heritage; that unless they were compelled by the ages old antipathies against the Children of Israel, they appeared content until that challenge arises; then the difficulties begin. They see the fight for the Promised Land, but the call to Aliyah does not drive their spirit like it does those who do respond to the call.
Before anti-religionism took its hold on Germany in the 1800's, the Jewish community was apparently content to live in relatively peaceful conditions. Living under the Kaiser seemed to permit apparently successful living conditions. Then Germany became secularistic after the fall of the Kaiser and the roots of socialism changed all of that. Sound familiar? It should; those debates are occurring again with more pointed arguments against Jewish people living such contented lives in a world intent on abolishing anything Jewish.

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