Pluralism exists in Israel, even . . . - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 13.07.10 | 14:19 (IDT)

    the people who don't accept Halacha, who live in teh country, and function within it are part of that plurality. The problem begins when you tamper with the basics of Judaism. You can accept Halacha, or reject it, but it has been the standard for Jewish communal life for a long time. That some Jews don't accept it, and have decided it is not Revealed, but Historical, that it can change "if you will it" doesn't change Halacha. No matter how rational, or up to date, or you want to make Judaism more appealing to the millions, it's based on Sacred Texts, the Written ones and the Oral traditions that have come to be written down. We don't mix meat with milk because there are three citations with three contexts in the Written Law, and not because of historical, or social, or any other reasons you fabricate in order to placate you bias against what you regard as "supernatural", or illogical When the Messiah comes we know what to do.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

    from the article: Reform rabbi: Israel's pluralism threatened by new conversion law
    First published 00:55 13.07.10 | Last updated 00:55 13.07.10
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