Where has the humane Judaism gone?

The Magnes Zionist despairs as an orthodox, Jewish citizen in Jerusalem:

On my way to shul I heard A. B. Yehoshua say, once more, that one can only be a Jew in the full sense of the term in the State of Israel. I once believed that.

But this Tisha B’Av, when we read about destruction and exile, I ask the question that was the title of Akiva Ernst Simon’s last book: “Are We Still Jews”? And to Buli Yehoshua I ask, how can one still be Jewish and live in Israel 2009 – unless one lives in constant despair and depression?

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