“In Amsterdam I Created the Idea of a Jewish State…”: Spinoza and National Jewish Identity (in Hebrew)
October 1, 2001 | Prof. Eliezer Schweid
Spinoza was the first philosopher to classify Judaism as nationalism according to the modern secular understanding of the term, and not as religion. He showed that the original laws of the Torah of Moses were as a state constitution directed exclusively toward down-to-earth objectives. God was the king, but the world was not theocratic because the kingdom of God was not established as a church; that is, Moses did not consider himself, nor did he appoint beneath him, a leader that presumed to personify the authority of God, who acts and supervises directly (or through the laws of nature).
October 1, 2001 | Amb. Dore Gold
September 20, 2001
After witnessing the September 11 terrorist assault on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many American analysts have been seeking to understand the source of the intense hatred against the United States that could have motivated an act of violence on such an unprecedented scale. In that context, a new canard is beginning to run through repeated news reports and features: that somehow America's support for Israel is behind the fury of militant Islamic movements, like that of Osama Bin Laden, towards the United States.
September 6, 2001
September 2, 2001
September 2, 2001 | Dr. Robert O. Freedman