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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Israel - The Largest Jewish Community In The World!

According to Prof. Sergio Della Pergola, more Jews live in Israel today than in any other country in the world.

6 comments:

Batya said...

That means that we're getting closer to the time when the majority of Jews are here in the Holyland. And when that happens there will be changes. If I'm not mistaken, we will have to resume "yovel."

Zman Biur said...

This is not clear. According to Rambam, at least, it is also necessary that the 12 tribes reside in the land properly apportioned into inheritances. (Otherwise how do you do a yovel? Who do you return the land to?)

When the time comes, be"h, we'll see what the halachists make of it!

yaak said...

It sounded like the article just said that Israel has more Jews than any other country - NOT all other countries combined. This seems to be a critical difference.

Soccer Dad said...

Read "At Last Zion" by Charles Krauthammer.

Cosmic X said...

David,

Thanks. I read it. I don't agree with his thesis that if, G-d forbid, Israel is destroyed that will be the end of Jewry. It is in contradition with the Torah. Other than that it was an interesting article.

Soccer Dad said...

I had the same objection. Still it had an internal logic and basically observed that there's a kibbutz golios going on.

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