Modernity or the Dark Ages? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Colin
    • 05.12.07 | 09:35 (IST)

    Equality simply means that all people have the same rights. To say that Israel's constitution should deny equality to all its citizens because it is not compatible with Orthodox Jewish practices shows how much their brand of Judaism needs to be brought up to date. All of Israeli's citizens should not be denied equal rights because of the outdated elitism of one religion or another. It is time for the Orthodox to adapt to modern conditions and not try to drag the Jewish people as a whole back to the dark ages.

    from the article: MKs debate protection of 'equality' in future constitution
    First published 00:00 05.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.12.07
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