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    • Nira
    • 24.12.07 | 10:28 (IST)

    Why should we listen to Yoffie? He has been making a lot of statements lately in order to get publicity for his movement, which he wants to make greater in Israel after it has failed in the US. So what if the Reforms have 1.5 million members in America? Most of them observe almost nothing Jewish, and most of their children are intermarried. Their grandchildren and great-grandchildren (if they have any) are often not even Jewish. My girlfriend used to live next door to a Reform "temple" and one day she saw a wedding taking place outdoors there. The groom was Jewish, the bride Catholic, and the Reform "rabbi" said HaMotzi over the wedding cake-and no one there even knew that it was the wrong blessing.Stay in America, Yoffie, we don't need you here.

    from the article: Reform head: U.S. Jews must not oppose compromise on Jerusalem
    First published 00:00 22.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.12.07
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