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shaayecanaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:29 PM
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24. The proof is in the pudding...
surveys have shown that amongst secular Jews, commemoration of the holocaust is the most important aspect of their identity, whilst other aspects such as Israel, keeping kosher, etc, come quite a long way behind:-

eg

Among the findings in the American Jewish Committees
1999 survey of American Jewish opinion, it was discovered that 98 percent of
respondents said "remembering the Holocaust" was "important"
to their identity, while only 15 percent said the same of religious observance.


Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, humanities professor at New York
University, said that he "deplored" the survey results. Pamela Nadell,
director of the Jewish Studies Program at American University, said of the stress
on the Holocaust that, "I dont think its healthy. Jews cant
hang their identity on that forever."



http://www.acjna.org/acjna/articles_detail.aspx?id=120
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