A "modern" constitution = human rights and personal freedoms - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • AV
    • 28.08.07 | 14:46 (IDT)

    Pope: "Sharia law can be a basis for a modern constitution." I doubt Sharia can achieve much beyond dictatorships and totalitarianism. A "modern" constitution requires human rights and personal freedoms, with diversity, tolerance, pluralism, etc. The US Constitution achieves human rights and personal freedoms. Despite it was written in the 18th century it proves remarkably robust and continues to serve as the foundation of the US legal system, even now in the 21st century. Of course, the Constitution requires "updates" (amendments) to help it address the issues of the times. Likewise, Rambam is robust. Even tho his halakha was written in the 12th century, it can with appropriate halakhic updates function as a viable legal foundation for a "modern" Israeli society with human rights and personal freedoms, that is tolerant, diverse and pluralistic.

    from the article: Liberaland and Haredistan
    First published 00:00 27.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.07
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