Talmud Scholar: Why the elitism? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jewish Scholar
    • 22.05.07 | 18:43 (IDT)

    Hey Talmud Scholar: Please enlighten all of us on why it is okay to treat people who have already converted (in some cases twice, if you actually read the article), like second class citizens? That goes against every point discussed in the Talmud and Torah regarding conversion. The point the journalist is making is a good one: the rabbinical courts in Israel today are incredibly corrupt, biased, elitist and removed from the reality of the vast majority of the Israeli and Jewish people. This elitism, which you so comfortably embody (with comments such as "leave the Torah codifying to those whose entire lives are dedicated to the understanding and upkeep of It" -- another ridiculous statement) is tearing at the fabric of the Jewish AND Israeli people, and leading to dangerous levels of resentment and hatred not just of the Jewish establishment, but of the Jewish faith today. Start living in reality, pal.

    from the article: Ruth would still be a Moabite
    First published 00:00 22.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.05.07
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