Rotem Conversion Bill Threat to Freedom of Choice - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ursula Lahat
    • 29.10.10 | 07:33 (IST)

    It is inconceivable that in the year 2010 - living in a proclaimed democratic State that guarantees freedom of choice and freedom of religion - we should still be subjected to the manipulative and oppressive practices of an oligarchic, theocratic minority that has - even greater incongruity! - access to the decision-making process in the Knesset - and that presumes to impose its dictates to the majority of the citizens of the country who are secular by practice as well as by belief, Not only that - this bill would also impact on millions of Reform and Conservative Jews in the Diaspora and would place into question not only their beliefs but also their entire congregations, practices and spiritual leaders, alienating them and discouraging them from considering both support for Israel as well as making Aliyah.

    from the article: Bill granting Rabbinate monopoly on conversions sparks fiery debate
    First published 02:43 29.10.10 | Last updated 02:43 29.10.10
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