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    • Margie in Tel Aviv
    • 14.08.07 | 22:53 (IDT)

    The way the state has pampered the haredim has left them with unreal expectations and us with a feeling of resentment. Whatever happens it's a good thing to remember that these are fellow Jews and most probably our own ancestors were similarly observant Jews or we wouldn't have lasted until the twenty-first century, religion intact. Personally, I think extreme observance is a strangely crippling way to live but it's their own business. We need to vote for change if that's what we want and not to blame these individuals for what law makers have done with our country and our money.

    from the article: Ultra-Orthodox Jews deliver a population boom to the West Bank
    First published 00:00 14.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.08.07
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