Reform Judaism is a Political Movement, Not a Religious One - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Adam Bennett
    • 30.05.12 | 07:40 (IDT)

    Having grown up in the United States and having been born in Israel I can write with authority, one of experience that Reform Jews outside Israel treat anything Israeli with contempt and Israelis with disrespect. So why the rush to become part of something which you view with contempt, and which apparently Israel has viewed with skepticism? Well, because being Jewish is not popular among young reform Jews and Israel is the only p;ace where Judaism is growing. I am sure that any rapprochement between warring Jewish sects will be good for Jews that remain in the fold, but I ask Israelis, do you really want these losers to claim a part in your success?

    from the article: A commitment to Israel will be hard to maintain if equality is not upheld
    First published 02:06 30.05.12 | Last updated 02:06 30.05.12
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