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    • Michael Davison
    • 16.02.10 | 07:49 (IST)

    Gentlemen, the author is right. He is speaking of the ULTRA-Orthodox cults, who are now no better than a "Jewish Taliban", insisting that secular Jews like myself are "p'sulim" and only they are "true Jews". MY tax money supports their yeshivot, their welfare incomes and they participate in anti-Israel demonstrations regularly-including Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Denial Conference. They have become so wrapped up in their rituals that they have forgotten the real meaning of Judaism and spread hatred of the secular at every opportunity. They have "elevated" their patron Rabbis to a status equalling sainthood and worship their photographs - idolatry. The Rambam stated that learning Torah is a mitzva, not a parnassa, yet do not work for a living. Space here doesn't allow me to list all the ways they violate the core tenets of Judaism, yet they claim to be the only "true Jews". Learn about what you say before you say it.

    from the article: Shahar Ilan / Ultra-Orthodox parties are Judaism's greatest enemies
    First published 03:10 16.02.10 | Last updated 17:38 16.02.10
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