National Post | 28Jul2010 | Orest Slepokura

Article on Judaism missed the mark

Israel's Jewish communities are crisscrossed by numerous fault lines: The Lubavitch versus Satmar, Labour versus Shas, Sephardim versus Ashkenazim, Orthodox versus Reform. But strife and tension in the great divide between secular and religious Jews has long been simmering. A dozen years ago Time magazine reported telltale signs of it: "Cars have been stoned. Religious centres have been fire-bombed. Excrement has been thrown. People on both sides have been assaulted on the street. A prime minister has been murdered."

Against that grisly backdrop, one wonders how long will it be before professional anti-Semites, stewing in their own emotive irrationality, start accusing the Jews of stealing their thunder?

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore, Alta.