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    • Daniel W
    • 26.10.12 | 11:20 (IST)

    Reform is just the latest of the string of movements that claimed to be "Jewish", but were subsequently proven by history as new religions. Reform may perhaps still be considered marginally Jewish by virtue of the Jews who are its constituents. But as Reform continues its tragic march away from Torah and G-d, as its youth become increasingly alienated from Judaism when presented with the anemic and inauthentic product of 'Reformation' and thus unable to see the need or desire for either spirituality or Jewish continuity, and as these processes continue to lead to both spiritual ennervation amongst the members as well as their increasingly non-Jewish identity, we can expect once more to see the movement and its constituency follow in the tragic path of previous movements of Jews who moved themselves out of the Jewish people and are lost to us till this very day. More to the contemporary - why do Yoffe and Anat so strive to make their point re religious freedom at the Kotel? Contrary to the points raised here, the Kotel is not Judaisms holiest site. The Temple Mount is. Yet nary even a vague platitude regarding religious pluralism emanates from the ranks of the left and liberal when Jews are attacked by the Waqf and arrested for ... simply closing their eyes. And lest politics confuse us, the Kotel is no less "occupied" than the Temple Mount! Actually, it is the PLO supported Waqf which is doing the Occupying up there, disallowing any infidel from peaceful prayer if such prayer is non-Muslim.

    from the article: Religious freedom at the Wall is a right, not an option
    First published 22:53 25.10.12 | Last updated 22:53 25.10.12
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