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    • Jake in Jerusalem
    • 18.12.12 | 17:06 (IST)

    The author wants to change Judaism to fit the circumstances. 'If Jews choose to violate all the Jewish laws, then change the laws.' Sorry, it doesn't work that way - and throughout history, it never has. No one is stopping you from inventing your own non-Orthodox religion. The Reform movement is doing this vigorously. However, you cannot call the result "Judaism". By your reasoning, if many people don't pay taxes, then taxes should be abolished, if people don't abide by speed limits, then speed limits should be raised. The author's argument is not convincing.

    from the article: Wanted: Innovators of Jewish law
    First published 05:25 18.12.12 | Last updated 05:25 18.12.12
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