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Question 14.7:
Did Zionism end with the establishment of Israel?


The reestablishment of the State of Israel meant the realization of the major element of Zionist ideology: the restoration of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel.

The Zionist ideal, however, contains facets that are still in the process of being realized. The Zionist ideal aspires to:

For the religious zionists, there is also the wish for a modern, halachic, Jewish state.

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