A Decent Topic and an Honrable Debate - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jay A Friedman
    • 28.10.07 | 14:29 (IST)

    Finally ? a decent topic and an honorable debate. The subject under discussion is one which should be reviewed and debated over and over again. It is a debate WITHIN those who believe in Halacha and excludes those to whom Halacha is antiquated and obsolete. The debate should be one of the heart as well as the head?it should relate to our past and our future. It should deal with our relations to each other and our connection with Hashem. It should be spirited and even accusatory because it concerns a subject that we love bechol levaveinu, bechol nafsheinu uvechol meodainu. Let us speak and shout and scream and wave our hands. But remember, during the debate, we have to set aside time for mincha and then we need each other to make a minyan.

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