Religion: Two Kinds of Jews

Blow the great trumpet for our freedom and raise the banner for the ingathering of the exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth, and may our eyes behold the return to Zion in mercy.

Three times each day for the last 2,000 years, pious Jews standing in prayer have repeated these words. When Zionism made the "ingathering" a present political reality, the sound of the trumpets was often mixed with the sound of discord in Judaism. A major, though usually muffled conflict is taking place between the Jews of the U.S., who have supported the new state...

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