Halaha - who wrote it, why are we bound by it? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • MIKE
    • 13.07.10 | 16:42 (IDT)

    Why is adherence to halaha such a big ideal. That stuff was written centuries ago by MEN of dubious authority and intellect and fails to take into account modern realities. I'd imagine it's time for a review and a re-write where applicable, just like with every body of laws which tend to be amorphous and flexible. At the very least the role of women, fully 50% of the population, needs to be more fully defined and equalized.

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    First published 00:55 13.07.10 | Last updated 00:55 13.07.10
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