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    • ivo
    • 08.09.09 | 23:44 (IDT)

    just so you know, guy, the chief rabbinate of israel - the one politically endorsed & having a near monopoly (so far) on religious affairs in israel - has little to do w/ultra-orthodoxy. it's just orthodox, which itself has different shools of thought & is problematic enough. the ultra-orthodox are the haredim, the hassidic jews of several different sects who are a world apart from everybody else, have their own authorities & "rebbes". they're growing fast in numbers & are so far being tolerated (/just so) by the rest of israeli society as living off the state, w/most of them not working & not serving in the army. that may change. someone here on TB once thought the ultraorthodox were the messianic zealots who make so much violent mayhem in the territories, which is of course just as inaccurate. cheers,-

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    First published 17:14 08.09.09 | Last updated 10:15 09.09.09
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