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    • Paqid Yirmeyahu
    • 01.10.09 | 17:44 (IST)

    The great majority of Israeli-Jewish Shabbat-keepers, including many datlashim, don't deserve to be dissed as םינוליח / secular םינוליח derives ultimately from לח (khol; profane, common, ordinary). Torah requires that we do our utmost to live according to Torah and Halakhah, which is not always identical to the rabbis' often medieval, illogical excesses and micro-domineering rule. Many of those who rightly reject such rabbinic excesses, including many datlashim, are trying to revert to the bare basics while continuing to revere ha-Sheim, who is to judge that they aren't doing their utmost to keep Torah/ (logical) Halakhah?

    from the article: Jerusalem backs giving rabbi posts to non-Haredim
    First published 01:11 01.10.09 | Last updated 03:04 01.10.09
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