Israel, the Ever-dying People, and Other Essays

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1986 - History - 247 pages
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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 EverDying People
The End and the Endless
On the Concept of Galut
The Right to Be Different
On Jewish Learning
Two That Are One
One Continuity or Two?
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 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.
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Page 31 - Palestine as of right and not on sufferance." Rawidowicz gladly accepted the assertion that the Jewish people were in Palestine as of right and not on sufferance.

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