People, State, Religion
Newspaper: Jewish Herald
subjects:States - Britain/England, USA. Ideologies - Communism. Democracy , Religion and State - Who is a Jew?. Individuals - Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Begin spoke at a symposium on religion in Tel Aviv. In his address, he focuses on explaining the terms: nation, State, religion, and nationality. He first speaks about how these ideas are interpreted differently in the East and West. Begin then explains that unlike other religions, for Judaism, faith and nationhood coexist. Next, he emphasizes the difference between separation of Church and State and separation of religion and State. He then refutes the claim that Communism emerged from Judaism. Lastly, he argues that there is nothing wrong in assisting faith, and then concludes that the nation of Israel needs to maintain faith in times a joy, and not just in times of despair.