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    • SJ
    • 16.02.10 | 07:36 (IST)

    Rather than spending their energy in trying to enforce unenforceable laws of dubious value, true religious leaders - as opposed to political leaders wrapped in the cloak of religion - would spend their time teaching and demonstrating the beauties of Judaism. Instead they are busy demonstrating the exact opposite. They use their political leverage to wrest vast sums of money from the government, i.e. from the pockets of the taxpayers, to support thousands who will not serve their country in the army or any other way, thereby creating hatred among the secular. They bring disrespect upon Judaism - and desecrate God's name - by sending to the Knesset those who end up in jail for flaunting the very laws of the Torah they pretend to represent

    from the article: Shahar Ilan / Ultra-Orthodox parties are Judaism's greatest enemies
    First published 03:10 16.02.10 | Last updated 17:38 16.02.10
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