I regularly re-post Sightings columns. Some of them are more germane to my purpose than others, so I have to decide whether there is reason to share. I decided to share this piece about Jewish identity -- something that ultimately Jews must decide -- because it does raise an issue for me as a Christian. When thinking about Judaism, can I distinguish between religious identity and national identity? For me as a Christian, I distinguish between the two, but then there is no necessary correlation between ethnic/national identity and the Christian faith. I find it interesting that the Israeli government is seeking to reinforce the connection, but that there is a lot of cognitive dissonance among those receiving the message. So, I simply share and invite you to at least observe the conversation going on within the Jewish community.