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    • Rob
    • 11.12.12 | 17:12 (IST)

    Judaism is not a democracy; it is an absolute set of Torah-based laws. All Jews already have free will to observe Judaism or not or as they like, just not in a way that precludes others from observing Torah Judaism, but a "free market" could be suicide for Israel. If Israel, like the US already is, ends up with more Jewish citizens affiliated with formally recognized Reform/Liberal/Progressive and Conservative/Mastorti movements/synagogues, it will destroy the Jewish nature of the Jewish state... "anything goes" becomes the norm instead of Torah, and their "Jewish" religious leaders might not even be Jewish according to Torah, given the lax conversion standards of the "liberal" movements. Torah is the essence of Judaism; don't undermine Judaism and the Jewish state by letting apikorsim put mans transient desires above G-d's eternal mitzvot.

    from the article: Prominent Orthodox rabbi calls on Israel to recognize Reform Judaism
    First published 23:26 11.12.12 | Last updated 23:26 11.12.12
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