The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

26-Sep-2007

Christians Without The Christian God?—Not Quite!

Filed under: JudaismBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 7:36 am

Ponder the statements of three notable Israelis:

At the threshold of the twenty-first century, we do not need to reinforce [national]sovereignty, but rather to strengthen the position of humankind.

— Shimon Peres

The content of the phrase “Jewish State” will be determined by the level of abstraction which shall be given it. In my opinion…the level of abstraction should be so high, that it becomes identical to the democratic nature of the state…The values of the state of Israel as a Jewish State are those universal values common to members of democratic society.

— Judge Aharon Barak (more…)