Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef has this problem, but it ain't with Judaism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 20.10.10 | 21:36 (IST)

    This comment, as other comments he has made are "correct". They quote the Sources exactly, and the people to whom they are addressed understand what it means. The trouble is that the media picks up the material, which is based on all kinds of texts that most uneducated Jews have never studied, and even those who have studied them don't really understand them enough to "speak up", and they don't because they wouldn't be able to explain the ideas adequately. It's like trying to explain someone who was raised that Pluto is a planet leaning that, it is not, and in fact, it is a moon of Chiron, a plantet discovered by the Hubble out there in space. Those of us, actually most of us who don't know very much about astrophysics either accept the new data, or . . . we are left in an intellectual outer space. Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef often says things that most learned Haredi rabbis know, but keep to themselves cuz' they know Jews these days are mostly ignorant of their own Sources. By contrast when an astrophysicist says something that goes against their "belief system" they keep still, but if the subject is "Judaism", they think they know "something", when in fact they don't usually know bubkes about Judaism. The rabbi's problem is that the media treats him like a lightening rod in order to "prove" that the Haredim are . . . They are not. They never were. Yes Virginia, its easier to spread disinformation that is meant to defame them than to provide "the facts" to its readers. Instead of telling us how to avoid rabid dogs, they describe how a man bit a dog.

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