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    • Jay A Friedman
    • 28.12.05 | 17:27 (IST)

    If the rabbis want to assume positions of leadership ? They must first understand that Judaism contains a system of ethical values which govern how human beings (irrespective of their individual faiths) should act towards each other. Then, the Rabbis could learn how Jews should love and respect other Jews Thereafter; the Rabbis can learn how nation states maintain their relationships with each other. Then, the Rabbis could learn how democratic governments should govern and what services should be provided to ALL their citizens. If they do all that, they will understand why traditional Judaism always separated the king from the prophet. Perhaps the Rabbis will conclude that it is their role to follow the footsteps of the prophet ? not those of the king. (But only if their way will be based on authentic Jewish ethics.)

    from the article: The Right / Religious Zionism sets its sights on leading the country
    First published 00:00 28.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 28.12.05
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