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End of Golden Age?

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Submitted by Peter Waldstein (United States), Aug 8, 2006 at 17:23

I'm curious why Daniel Pipes says the attack represents the end of the Golden Age of American Judaism. It's not that I doubt that some day the Golden Age will end, and perhaps that day has already arrived. But why does this particular murder signal the end?

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I did not mean this murder is the key event, but that it is part of the process. I have been talking about the Golden Age closing for some time. When one is in the middle of it, the turning points are hard to see.

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