You hear an awful lot about the Zionists and how they want to do this and that, which is a fine and dandy argument - if for one thing. It lacks a factual basis in reality. Zionism is just another "ism" and does nothing on it's own. The idea that there is a conspiracy of Jews is a silly notion and one that will not go away any time soon. In reality Judaism has no central command and has not had one in a long time. Even when it did, the Sanhedrin did not have the real power - that was in the hands of the kohenim. If you look at all the sects of Judaism you start to see how silly this idea of a conspiracy would be. There is so many different points of view for that to be the case. I am a Messianic Jew myself, so I know quite a bit about how diverse the religion can be. I'm also a student of Hebrew, so that helps. Let's make this a good thread for discussion of the many ideas about Judaism and discuss.