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    • 30.10.13 | 15:01 (IST)

    even the conservative and reform rabbis represent an anti-democratic response. the state of israel is a state for the jewish people not a state to impose the Jewish religion, of whatever stripe or theology. we demand freedom of conscience as citizens of a democratic Jewish state not kinder or friendlier coercion or "shepherds". Those who chose a religious life, may G-d bless them and those who do not, let the party begin. Keep the State and its police and budget power out of our private choices.

    from the article: U.S. Modern Orthodox disappointed with Israeli choice of new chief rabbi
    First published 03:44 26.07.13 | Last updated 03:44 26.07.13
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