Music: Musical Zionist

In the days when Israel was great, the Jewish people were bound together by one belief: their God. Since the Diaspora (their dispersal from Palestine) Jews have followed many gods. Modern Jews have espoused two diametrically opposed causes: 1) Radicalism (which promises Jews a society without racial prejudice) and 2) Zionism (which promises Jews a national home in Palestine). While leftist-minded Jewish composers tend to express themselves in the tuneless technicalities of modernism, or in the Negroid dialect of jazz, Zionist-minded Jewish composers seek a purely Jewish variety of concert music, color their...

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