Haredim only represent themselves and . . . - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 11.01.12 | 22:35 (IST)

    you may disagree with them, but your problem is you may not know enough to disagree with them intelligently. The trouble with the kind of Judaism you represent is that unlike Classical European Liberal Judaism of, say up to the 1930s, including Rabbi Leo Baeck, was they respected the Sources--they studied them seriously and if need be, they could discuss their differences with the leaders of what constituted the "Orthodox" leadership. Unfortunately, that level of scholarship does not always exist in the Conservative, or Reform rabbinate of today. There are a few "Bnei Torah" and Talmidei Chachamim, but not enough to compare with even the Daf Yomi Jews who spend an hour or two a day studying the Talmud, as have been at least a half a million around the world since 1923. Nobidy expects Conservative or Reform, or even Secularist Jews to accept Halacha as something that was ordainded at Sinai. Most Haredim know that! They offer their point of view, and you, offer yours. If you have the scholarship to back up your point of view go for it, otherwise stop chepping and Learn.

    from the article: Ultra-Orthodox fundamentalists present a false image of the 'real Jew'
    First published 14:35 11.01.12 | Last updated 14:35 11.01.12
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