Israel, the Ever-dying People, and Other Essays
Simon Rawidowicz was a strong advocate of the position that as long as the Diaspora existed, it had to develop an ideology of creative survival enabling it to enter into a relationship of equal partnership with the Jewish community of the Land of Israel. Rawidowicz's son has collected his essays and translated them into English.
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The People the State
Excerpts from a Correspondence between David BenGurion and Simon Rawidowicz on the State of Israel the Diaspora and the Unity of the Jewish P...
Sanctity Praise and Deprecation
Jerusalem and Babylon
Only from Zion A Chapter in the Prehistory of Brandeis University
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Page 32 - We of the United Nations are agreed on certain broad principles in the kind of peace we seek. The Atlantic Charter applies not only to the parts of the world that border the Atlantic but to the whole world; disarmament of aggressors, self-determination of nations and peoples, and the four freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Page 31 - Jewish people as a whole may take, on grounds of religion and race, an interest and a pride. But in order that this community should have the best prospect of free development and provide a full opportunity for the Jewish people to display its capacities, it is essential that it should know that it is in Palestine as of right 'and not on sufferance.
Page 25 - And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt...
Page 58 - Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of Jehovah came unto him, saying, This man shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
Page 25 - College and was also invited to serve on the "panel" of the School of African and Oriental Studies of the University of London.