Ben what makes the orthodox the religious common denominator? since when did the followers of polish rabbi's of yesteryear become the voice of my faith or culture? how dare you equate reform conservative and reconstructionist among others as simple bystanders in the jewish world when outside israel the majority are of these groups and in israel most of the overwhelming majority of israelis who are now self described as secular jews would join one or the other of these denominations if the state would stop bowing to the orthodox cosa nostra and would allow real freedom of religion to Jews because as of now it is not the western democracies like the United states canada britain and australia (among others)that are restricting the religious freedom of Jews it is the State of israel who is far more coercive in its treatment of this issue.
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