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Even then the Orthodox themselves break down into further groups all with different beliefs. There are many sects of Judaism.
and numerous smaller groups, plus ethnic differences in beliefs and practices from Yemeni Jews, Kenyan Jews, Moroccan Jews, Indian Jews, and even Jews in China.
The Jewish faith and people does not end or begin with Ashkenazim or the Chabad Lubavitch movement.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Now, I have the book. I have not finished it, and in fact have only just begun it.
As some readers may be aware, a hoax e-mail has been circulating widely that falsely claims Amazon.com has favorably reviewed this book. This allegation is, of course, absolutely untrue. Nevertheless, this rumor has become so widespread on the Internet that it's already a recognized "urban legend," just like alligators living in the sewers. Amazon.com obviously does not endorse The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. This book is one of the most infamous, and tragically influential, examples of racist propaganda ever written. It may be useful to some as a tool in the teaching of the history of anti-Semitism, but it's unquestionably propaganda.
Should Amazon.com sell The Protocols and other controversial works? As a bookseller, Amazon.com strongly believes that providing open access to written speech, no matter how hateful or ugly, is one of the most important things we do. It's a service that the United States Constitution protects, and one that follows a long tradition of booksellers serving as guardians of free expression in our society.
The "individual" is a rabbi (a fact Amazon does not disclose in its form letter) and Amazon has agreed to give this rabbi veto power over the sale of "Judaism Discovered" based on the pretext that the book violates his intellectual property rights. I have provided documentation to Amazon that shows that no such property rights are at stake and that even if they were, it is not Amazon's place to act as judge and jury and embargo a book based on rabbinic allegations, but rather for the rabbi to make his case in a court of law while the book is being sold. (I will be publishing my correspondence with Amazon's corporate counsel and this will include the evidence, which is pretty much air-tight and which Amazon has not endeavored to answer).