One does not need to be an identifying Jew to be part of a movement. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 16.10.13 | 16:44 (IDT)

    There are many non-halachic Jews, many Jews who do not believe that Israel is a particularly significant part of their life and many Jews who are Zionists but disagree hugely over how that Zionism should be practiced. What is important is the need for Judaism to be open-minded and welcoming rather than prescriptive and rigid. That will keep people in the fold, the other is more likely to drive people away. Do we really want to see Judaism become little more than a marginal religious sect whose only adherents are those who try to live according to the laws laid down in ancient scriptures?

    from the article: A godless Judaism isn’t the answer
    First published 12:40 16.10.13 | Last updated 12:40 16.10.13
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