I'll be the first to admit I have only an elementary understanding of Judaism and the opposing views within their sects (though that will change in the next months I promise). I admit too that anti-zionists quote Rabbi Weiss and Karta often, but they are only one voice within a wide range of interpretations.An exclusively Talmud-based organization is hailed as Correct, concerning Israel and Palestine? And the whole middle east? Interesting stuff, for sure. But then both sides are played in the media, because when it comes to politics, both sides have an angle. But using the Talmud-- a terrible source imo-- is not the most convincing angle, in this case, if you're attempting a religious defense. Js.
I thought it was common knowledge the Talmud and oral tradition take precedence over Torah- so their religious doctrines are very relevant to the discussion. Schlomo explains that before the 19th century the OT was not identified with strongly in the life of Jews spread worldwide. The first historians to chronicle Judaism helped create the "collective memory" of a continuity from ancient times that was not present before. Please read this quote carefully about the way in which the traditional Jewish concept of spiritual exile was turned on its head in the Zionist state:
"Dinur gave the secularization of the Jewish exile its strongest and clearest historical expression. It was essentially revolutionary, and altered not only the Jewish time-structure of the exile but also the underlying significance of this religious time. The historian felt its national power vis-a-vis the declining tradition, and although he repeatedly resorted to it, he also turned it inside out. As a historian and public intellectual, he replaced thousands of rabbis, those "organic" intellectuals of the Jewish past, who defined Judaism itself through the concept of exile. He therefore did not scruple to issue a new halakhic decision: "The three vows of Rabbi Yossi ben Hanina were vows to preserve the exile. They were revoked by the end of the exile, and the vow not 'to rise up over the wall' is likewise null and void. This generation's only answer must be indeed 'to rise up over the wall.'"
I hope people can grasp the significance of secularist figures hijacking 2000 years of religious tradition. There won't be peace and true sanctification for Israel until there is reconciliation. The teaching of Jesus is extremely fitting in this instance:
"Therefore if you bring your gift to the alter, and there remember that your brother has something against you,
Leave your gift there before the alter, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift."