These last ten years and more I have been asking myself, with increasing urgency, a number of questions: Is there any special significance in the distinction I have so long cherished-the distinction of “Jew-gentile”-not to be found in the class of distinctions implied in “American-Foreigner” or “Englishman-Foreigner”? Is there, between us Jews and you gentiles, that is between the Jew on the one hand and the Englishman, the Frenchman, the American on the other hand, that which transcends all the differences which exist among yourselves, so that, in relation to us, you are gentiles first, and afterwards (and without particular relevance in this connection) Englishmen, Frenchmen, Americans?

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