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    • Michael Davison
    • 26.12.11 | 09:20 (IST)

    It is an easy fix in Judaism, because the actions of separation are committed by a group of extremist cults that have strayed from Judaism. Neturei Karta, Toldot Aharon, Ger, Satmar and their ilk base their actions not on the Torah, but on their own head rabbi's interpretation of the Torah. Even the Ashkenazi and Sepharadi Chief Rabbis have declared that these interpretations are wrong and misguided, although these cults disregard this. I for one am in favor of total separation of church (synagogue) and state, the outlawing of any party that campaigns on a platform of religious belief and the enforcement of existing laws to prevent the extreme actions of these cults. These cults would never attempt the same actions in any other country where they might live, but seem to think that in Israel the laws don't apply to them. It's time (actually far past time) to show these people that they are not above the law.

    from the article: Not only the ultra-Orthodox discriminate against women in Israel
    First published 00:30 26.12.11 | Last updated 00:30 26.12.11
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