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    • pesach avrum
    • 03.09.09 | 06:03 (IDT)

    The violent nature of the religious protests has tainted the idea of the sanctity of the Sabbath. Confronting police abusively, strewing garbage, and the very tone of coercing secular people into abiding by narrow religious rules is intrinsically unJewish and a violation of the Sabbath itself. What took the Rabbi's so long to state what should have been obvious: violent means cannot be used to explain and propagate the message of the Torah. Dignity, gentle discussions, and example would have served the religious community better.

    from the article: Jerusalem rabbis call on protestors to avoid violence
    First published 01:23 03.09.09 | Last updated 04:12 03.09.09
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