Memory and Activism

David Gurion, in Memoirs, has a chapter on the primacy of the Bible as a text of Jeiwsh life, even Jews are activits, that is they have a Messiani spirit. The are not missionaries since they don’t seek to convet others to hteir ways. But they are merciless with themselves. The Bible has imparted to them that divine discontent leading at its best to initiatves such as the pioneering life at its worst to persecution but their fellow men. It has never allowed them as a people to enjoy for long comfrotbale mediocrity.