Judaism DOES adapt - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 29.08.07 | 21:27 (IDT)

    Judaism has long been good at adapting itself to a new realities. If it hadn't, we would have disappeared soon after the destruction of our Temple in 70 ce. Instead, our brilliant rabbaim codified the Oral Law and gave us a standardized Jewish tradition for all the Diaspora to follow and unite by. Now we indeed have another crisis. Shrage and others are NOT talking about Halakhic changes, but rather, creative solutions WITHIN halakha to reach out to "lost" Jews. This is not new to our religion, and has in fact been one of our people's greatest strengths. I teach conservative children. Some are very removed from our tradition, but they are Jewish people, Jewish souls. I feel that if I can bring Judaism to any one of them, I have saved a Jewish life. To NOT reach out to them is itself a tragedy.

    from the article: Forging a golden age
    First published 00:00 29.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.08.07
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