Global People

“The key word of the twenty first century is ‘globalisation’. For most, it is the newest of the new. For Jews it is the oldest of the old. Since the Babylonian exile twenty-six centuries ago, certainly since the Roman era two thousand years ago, Jews lived at great distances from one another, yet they were connected by a thousand gossamer strands of the spirit. They were the world’s first and, until recently, its only global people.”

Future Tense, p. 26