Chabad’s Rabbi Levi Brackman writes:
…Recently I had a conversation with a secular Israeli academic, who said to me that being Jewish is a genetic state and our common connection is the fact that Hitler would have gassed both of us. I find the notion that my identity is defined by Hitler rather offensive.
In fact, it arouses defiance in me. For the first time I realized why so many secular Jews in America choose not to marry Jewish. The more one dilutes the Jewish gene through intermarriage the less one is able to be defined by an evil man such as Hitler.…
Separating Traditional Judaism from the
state of Israel would in essence transform Israel from a Jewish state
into a secular state defined by Hitler and run by Jews. Is this what
Jewish leaders in the Diaspora really want to see happen?
This is the dumbest thing I have ever read.