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    • Apa
    • 18.11.09 | 17:27 (IST)

    Your parallel regarding a reform jewish woman visiting an orthodox synagogue does not hold up.She is not visiting an orthodox synagogue - she is going to her most holy place to pray. The Kotel is not an orthodox synagogue, and enforcing those rules there implies that it belongs to some Jews more than others. Same thing as state funding for reform synagogues - it is as if Israel is becoming more and more for the orthodox only - other Jews need not apply. It is exactly the orthodox hijacking the place. Religion and democracy are not the same thing - of that you are right. But if religion supercedes democracy Israel is no different than Iran.

    from the article: Police arrest woman for wearing prayer shawl at Western Wall
    First published 10:26 18.11.09 | Last updated 22:34 18.11.09
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