That's true. I just wasn't interested in writing about a pseudo-state and a tribal wilderness (which is what Beelem sounded to me). The Jewish people clung to their religion even with the Spanish Inquisition hunting them down. I don't think it's too hard to imagine that they can hide within California given how highly-populated it is. Is the California Republic more religiously moderate than the Free Zone? Because it isn't an explicit theocracy lead by the Scientologists.Well, nobody wrote anything explicit about the Jews of Jeffsin or Beelem (an appropriately Biblical name). And the Californian crypto-Jew concept sounded rather fascinating.