The Charedi-rein desires of Nehemiah Strassler. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leo
    • 10.02.13 | 16:31 (IST)

    As a Haredi who has an advanced university degree from NY, I happen to understand some of the secular anger at the current Haredi policy of Torah study for all. But I can still tell the difference between those who demand change from Haredi society, and those who would simply love for Haredi society to disappear from Israel altogether. Ari Shavit is in the former camp. I urge my Chiloni compatriots to read his article today, "Anything but 'Anything but Shas'." Sadly, Mr. Strassler is in the latter camp. His hatred and disdain for all Haredim is so overwhelming, that he would try to convince the reader (and perhaps himself) that Bibi will be able to advance the peace process with Habayit Hayehudi (which supports throwing all the Arabs out of Israel, and whose rabbis believe that Baruch Goldstein was no less a martyr than Holocaust victims), but not with the "right wing" Shas (even though Rav Yosef has always supported land for peace). I can go on with other examples but I think that should suffice.

    from the article: We can manage without Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Shas
    First published 16:41 07.02.13 | Last updated 16:41 07.02.13
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