‘We can learn from chil­dren’

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grips with what it means to be a Jewish sol­dier — and a Jewish sol­dier who may be fight­ing other Jewish sol­diers.”

In this re­gard, Rabbi Wright high­lights a con­tri­bu­tion to the first vol­ume by Nina Goldstein ti­tled

which dis­plays a broad and con­sid­ered per­spec­tive.

Nina wrote: “This Euro­pean War is in­ter­est­ing from all points of view, es­pe­cially the Jewish [one]. Jewish sol­diers are fight­ing for ev­ery coun­try en­gaged in this ter­ri­ble war. Thus we find mem­bers of the Jewish faith fight­ing against each other.”

She con­tin­ued: “The ci­ties on the East­ern Bat­tle­fields are mainly in­hab­ited by Aus­trian and Rus­sian Jews who are nat­u­rally suf­fer­ing very ter­ri­bly and many thou­sands of them are now home­less.

“An­other in­ter­est­ing point for the Jewish peo­ple is the break up of the Turk­ish Em­pire, which must come about through their fool­ishly try­ing to fight the Al­lies. As we all know, Pales­tine at present be­longs to Tur­key and one of the re­sults of the war may be that the Holy Land may once again be­long to the Jewish peo­ple.”

Rabbi Wright also ob­serves that the wartime re­flec­tions ad­dress is­sues of iden­tity among those who had come to Bri­tain from the Con­ti­nent.

Af­ter the war started, her own great-

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