Nationalism, or: Rationalism

My 2nd Lüshi Ahad Ha'am[1] founded 'Cultural Zionism',[2] Pushed for Jewish homeland - national. Considered Israel a "spiritual center" For all Jews, dispersed, international. Wrote, "Shabbat keeps the Jews"[3] - Towards religion, respectful but rational. Oh, this speaks to me: Love for our people - Passional. Footnotes Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg (1856 – 1927), primarily known… Continue reading Nationalism, or: Rationalism

Loose peoples, or: One tightly knit?

My 1st 'blues stanza' Oh, Hebrew has long been our people's tongue Holy tongue, it's always been our ancient tongue That few know today for we're so far-flung Most Jews have seen it only in prayer books Though most don't ever open up prayer books How many give the Torah even single looks? Diaspora Jews… Continue reading Loose peoples, or: One tightly knit?