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    • ben plonie
    • 14.05.06 | 19:54 (IDT)

    Reform and Conservative Jews certainly have every right to worship in Israel as they wish no less than dozens of varieties of Christians and Muslims. They do not have the right to infringe on the religious rights of the Orthodox which constitute a common denominator of religion. They do not have the right to vote out religious laws that are not fundamentally subject to being democratically overruled. They may legitimize violating Shabbat and Kashrut and Tzniut etc., but they cannot make a case that they are religiously obligated to do so. It is the equivalent insisting on playing rock music in the audience at a classical music concert or of attending the public beaches nude.

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    First published 00:00 14.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 14.05.06
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