"here remains the fanatical addiction to the ceremony and the traditionsd but rarely to the values!" - paul harris "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices ? mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law ? justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. " - Jesus, as reported in Matthew 23:23 As the author of Ecclesiastes observed paul, there is nothing new under the sun.
PM postpones Israel-Germany summit marking 50 years of diplomatic ties (Haaretz)
from the article: The deep abyss of Israeli discourse