The Rabbinate is out of touch - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rann
    • 24.05.06 | 01:34 (IDT)

    The rabbinate, like most of orthodox Judaism is out of touch with the real world. Judaism, instead of being "a light unto the nations" as the almighty commanded us, is being run like a very inclusive private club. There is historical precedent. We only have to look at the Zoroastrians, who, because they only recognized those who were born into the religion by two Zoroastrian parents have dwindled from a race of millions now down to a few thousand, and becoming less and less every day. Because Judaism is stuck in the past and burdened by excesive ritualism, which does not appeal to the newer generation jews are leaving the faith in droves. Intermarriage here in the US is very high. Converts to any religion in the world are welcomed with open arms. Those wishing to convert to Judaism are treated as if they are doing so with criminal intent and the door is slammed shut in their faces at the least excuse. Things need to change, and getting rid of the rabbinate is a good place to start

    from the article: Rabbinate no longer recognizes overseas conversions
    First published 00:00 23.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 23.05.06
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