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    • Israeli Abroad
    • 24.01.14 | 20:18 (IST)

    She defended the rights of all. She didn't try to influence the way Haredim behaved in their private lives but she did not think (and what you probably object to) the Haredim had the right to dictate how everyone else lives their private life nor should it be able to dictate how the state functions. If Haredim don't want to board a bus on shabbat sitting next to the opposite sex, hear the opposite sex sing, have same sex or intermarriage, or pray at the Kotel in a certain way...a Jewish (NOT Haredi) site, then this is their privilege as private citizens. Her whole point and that of Meretz is just don't make our decisions for us, full stop; the state should not be in the business on dictating the extant (or type) of my religious practice and making such decisions for me.

    from the article: Shulamit Aloni, former minister and staunch civil rights supporter, dies at 85
    First published 08:46 24.01.14 | Last updated 08:46 24.01.14
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