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    • Benjamin
    • 11.01.13 | 12:55 (IST)

    As a French secular Jew, I always feel sorry that only the more extreme positions are always the most vocal ones. Moderate people in all ciommunities anre always at a disadvantage, because they try and respect toe others' opinions, whereas others don't have the same kind of tolerance. So I would like to state two points : a) Rabbi Bernheim may be entitled to a purely religious opinion, but he doesn't represent in any way the majority of secular Jews. This a matter of civil society, in a country where Halaka is no more the law than Sharia - or Catholic doctrine is. b) Negating the right to normalcy of a minority is not only unfair and uncivilized, but also idiotic : feed hatred - and that's what it amounts to , and you'll become the next on the list - after all, there are probably more gays than Jews in France, and since we're historically the "usual suspects" of the French political right, we'll probably end up against the wall again, just like our fathers did a few decades ago. So please, President Hollande, do not listen to self-destrutive idiots of any side, even ours. I don't know if gays will be allowed to have children in this country, but Jews sitll are, and our children will thank you.

    from the article: Hollande meets France’s chief rabbi on gay marriage bill
    First published 08:59 11.01.13 | Last updated 08:59 11.01.13
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