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    • AV
    • 23.05.07 | 10:32 (IDT)

    Halakha must inform Israeli legislation but the halakha itself needs to become more flexible to meet the needs of a functioning modern state. Its ok to set clear halakhic boundaries between different kinds of Jewish groups - in fact, the diversity is an advantage to Jewish society - as long as the groups can work together like a team. Lithuanians can demand certain halakhic requirements to be Lithuanians, American Reform can have other halakhic requirements to be Reform, but we all must be Jewish.

    from the article: The real threat to Judaism's renewal
    First published 00:00 22.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.05.07
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