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    • Covert by Choice
    • 07.03.10 | 09:58 (IST)

    It is with sadness to see once again organized religious groups ( SHAS and others) are making G-d so exclusively theirs. I am a convert and citizen of Israel and it sad to note that organized religion is trying to chance to Law to suit their political aims. The midrash makes a mashal of a king who has a flock of sheep, and a deer joins the flock, living in the way of the sheep. The king commands the shepherds to be especially careful, and watchful, over the deer. "Why?" -- ask the shepherds. "Do you not have many many sheep?" The king answers that living in this way is the natural way of these sheep, whereas the deer is unique in that it chose to live in this domesticated way.

    from the article: New bill would make conversion insufficient for Israeli citizenship
    First published 01:33 07.03.10 | Last updated 10:17 07.03.10
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