most orthodox are very nice people & live very ordinary lives - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 28.06.10 | 21:05 (IDT)

    Its Neutra Karta who don't recognize the flag, anthem or even Israels right to exist and there are not much more than 2000 of them worldwide and they certainly do not form the bulk of the orthodox population in Israel. What exactly is so terrible about being against birth control... there are people of all faiths worldwide who are against birth control its not a crime. The majority do not teach the children to hate the state. Ovadia Yosef is leader of a single extremist sect. There are extremist sects in all religions Shas and some other SMALL sects have contreversial views but hey who cares about a religious jew who has an ordinary job and if he wasn't dressed wearing a kipa or black hat he could be mistaken for any secular. Now you have people who want to sperate Ashkenaz & Safardi in school now thats newsworthy. We have the Chabad who do great work worldwide but in Ramat Aviv the seculars are trying to drive them out because Chabad do outreach work and the seculars are worried that G-D fobid their children might take an interest in judaism. The problem is the seculars who hate everything about religion and see orthodox and would rather have Bin Laden as a next door naighbor than an orthodox jew and histility increases and we come down to an attitude of them and us. The seculars need to embrace the orthodox and start treating them as normal people instead of objects of hate because of a few small sects and some kind of personal fear of religion. If the seculars don't reach out to the orthodox we will eventually come to a show down

    from the article: Analysis / The ultra-Orthodox are returning Israel to the middle ages
    First published 01:50 28.06.10 | Last updated 01:50 28.06.10
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