Granted, I know very little about Israeli politics, so my comments are nonspecific...That said, the ultra-orthodox are doing exactly as they are suppose to do...hold the hard line. Someone has to. Although they influence Israeli politics they do not control it, as in other religious based states. So democracy can play out its course of checks and balances until the critical moment arrives. We will all be aware when that moment comes. Fairness has nothing to do with any of this. As Jews, we are fully aware of this notion. Jewish "renewal" - code word for change, is conceptually synonymous with creation and all of humanity. When the moment comes every person will be affected. Let's hope it is soon...how about now!
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from the article: The real threat to Judaism's renewal