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From secularism

From secularism, we learn that one cultural environment is equal to another.
The priorities of one environment cannot overshadow those of another, without this affecting the question of the dignity of individuals. The human space of Judaism is multiple, and multicolored. This goes through denominations which are often linked, or which have chosen over time to distinguish themselves from one another in their priorities. Thus the conservative movement separated itself from the Orthodox or the Reformed. Reading links to sources of inspiration persist, along with holiday calendars and some essential moral principles.
Among these multiple facets of Judaism, there are also the founding narratives of each community. But memory does not struggle.
Even if we consider that the memory of one, can constitute a myth for the other.
If from this memorial heritage it is a common future that is taking shape, why go looking for lice in the memory of the other? Those who insist on seeing Khazars among Ashkenazi Jews, suspecting them of collective lying, are part of this portrait of idiocy.
Why is it important to understand this in our time?
We are in the era of Israel Finkelstein and other historians of the same caliber, who represent the assault of the academic world against human memories.
These professors are the direct heirs of the old colonial academy, which was happy to deconstruct what they considered to be identity “myths” in the founding narratives of colonized populations. Today they attack Judaism with the same ferocity.
If we adopt their attitude towards each other, we only help them. The truth of Judaism is not found in the story, but in the deep respect of the stories.
Every culture has a right to its stories. What remains after the pulverization of cultures and memories, if not a population drained of judgment and ready to go to the slaughterhouse of consumerism or robotic productivism?
Populations cut off from their cultures are the most vulnerable

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