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    • exUK
    • 12.07.10 | 11:22 (IDT)

    and his being Jewish can not be forfeited.Therefore a person with a genuine desire to be integrated into the Jewish community,especially through marriage should be helped and encouraged not hindered.In that way we keep a Jew and 'gain another AND THEIR CHILDREN,rather than losing one forever AND THEIR CHILDREN. As a secular Jew even more important should be the happiness and future of those wishing to marry.We are not recruiting,just helping those who genuinely wish to belong.Ritual does not define a person as a Jew.It is what is in his/her heart that should matter. But the trouble is that those wielding the final power, live in their own little bubble,have no contact with the'real world' and seemingly dont have a heart.at all.They are so out of touch with the realities of today's world that there can be little hope of any sensitive response from them.Being Jewish is a way of family orientated living,which may or may not be genetic.But if born Jews want to switch on a light on Shabbat,are the religious police coming to excommunicate them.NO? Well in that case there should be more compassion for those who wish to join us.Building a fence around the law is taken too far by power hungry self serving clergy who are ,in fact,hindering the future of 'Jewishness'..but I'm afraid they will never be able to recognise this.

    from the article: Conversions bill sets Netanyahu on collision course with U.S. Jews
    First published 02:38 12.07.10 | Last updated 02:38 12.07.10
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