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    • AE
    • 08.02.10 | 14:34 (IST)

    You've left the actual field of the debate. The centre of the polemics is located in the content of the poetry in question. It is not an all inclusive ban of some of Haim Nahman Bialik or Yehuda Amihay's poetry that refer too, but subtlily, to sexual identification, though in a way that rises the implore the reader to search for the meaning of such conflict of emotions; we are talking of indoctrinating students, some of whom have the capacity to enjoy that contentand be awaken to various senses as they are reflected in such Jewish old poetry such as Shir Hasherim, providing a height sense of artristry that is missing in the fashionable and temporary to your face songs. There are immature people who are in need of guidance, and such a sexual content might disturbe their equilibrium. The Jewish tradition , Talmud and othe lithurgical works, do refer to sex in very unordinary frankness, but within a context, and that still is the beauty. Don't use the spectrum of censership,it is a bogu

    from the article: Israeli author: Censorship turning Israel into mini-Iran
    First published 02:20 08.02.10 | Last updated 09:37 08.02.10
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