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In The Beginning, There Was Zionism

Parashat Beresheet (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/in_the_beginning_there_was_zionism_20001027

Zionism. Remember that term? We don't hear it too often anymore. Many Jews seem uncomfortable with the term Zionism, saying it's "too strong" or it "breeds nationalism." Some of Israel's leading historians have gone as far as declaring this current period in Israel's history as the "post-Zionist era" - whatever that means. The virtual silencing of the word Zionism in our educational, religious or political vocabularies make the days when we enthusiastically took to the streets to fervently protest the United Nation's infamous "Zionism is Racism" resolution seem like ancient history.

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