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    • moshe
    • 16.02.10 | 20:53 (IST)

    It is the height of arrogance for those who choose not to keep the laws of the Torah to demand a say in it. The secular Jews who eat pork, eat bread on Pesach, or don't observe the laws of Shabat in any way should not have a say in Jewish laws that they choose not to follow. Nor are the hareidim ruining Judaism any more than the secular, whose hatred for Torah observant Jews (both Haredi and Dati) is well known. I would say that those secular Jews who demanded pork in the Knesset, or who chaffed at a law requiring hospitals to serve Kosher food are ruining Judaism much more than the Haredim. Some secular Jews demand an end to "Mehadrin" buses that serve Hareidi neighborhoods. Where is the brotherly love that they preach? Why can't buses that service hareidim be "Mehadrin" as the hareidim request? No one is forcing the "secular" to use them. All neighborhoods that have "mehadrin" buses also have non-mehadrin buses. Why can't they live and let live?

    from the article: Shahar Ilan / Ultra-Orthodox parties are Judaism's greatest enemies
    First published 03:10 16.02.10 | Last updated 17:38 16.02.10
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