Religion: A New Judaism?

It is New Year for the Jews. All over the world this week, families come together to pray and wish each other "Leshanah tobah tikkatheb (may you be inscribed [in the book of life] for a good year)"; the shofar sounds, and the year 5714 (since the Creation) begins. All over the world, Orthodox elders shake their heads at the careless young for whom the high holidays mean nothing more than some time off from their jobs. But in Israel this week many of the young ones, too, are shaking their heads—at the sterile...

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