All streams of Judaism change the Torah - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rob from New York
    • 30.06.12 | 08:42 (IDT)

    Even the Orthodox change Torah Law. Hillel effectively ended the remission of debts, the rabbis effectively outlawed the death penalty, the rabbis said that you can "sell" your chametz on passover instead of getting rid of it, there was never really a disobedient son who should be executed etc... The entire "Oral Law" seems to me to be a change of the written Torah Law, not an original interpretation. If you really believe that one of the handful of political parties in ancient Israel(pharisees) effectively kept a highly detailed lawcode in their heads for 1,000 years before writing it down, I'll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge!

    from the article: How dare Rabbi Amar call Conservative and Reform Jews corrupt?
    First published 13:45 29.06.12 | Last updated 13:45 29.06.12
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