Time to separate synagogue and state - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mike
    • 09.12.10 | 13:11 (IST)

    This is just one example where the ugly connection between religion and politics rears its head. I'm all for freedom of religion, but the moment that you let religious leaders - by the way, why need religious people leaders, can't they decide what they believe in for themselves? - have a hand in matters of state, disasters are bound to happen. In most of the advanced societies people realized this a long time ago, why are we so slow here? Aren't we a smart people?

    from the article: Israel's legal establishment silent amid uproar over 'racist' rabbis
    First published 10:14 09.12.10 | Last updated 10:14 09.12.10
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