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    • Max
    • 19.07.12 | 07:49 (IDT)

    This "sage" encouraged only yeshiva study and discouraged study of secular subjects, This has been a huge handicap to the haredi community - creating a whole welfare supported ultra-religous population. Where did this nonesense come from? Weren't the great Rabbis also doctors, lawyers, wood-cutters, mechants, etc? This man has set a sad precendent for his followers.

    from the article: Rabbi Elyashiv, venerated leader in ultra-Orthodox community, dies at 102
    First published 16:59 18.07.12 | Last updated 16:59 18.07.12
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