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    • guy
    • 09.09.09 | 22:30 (IDT)

    I agree with you completely about the general treatment of converts by Israeli's. The ignorance, intolerance, and racism directed towards converts is astounding. Israels religious dictatorship (i.e. the Government endorsed Orthodox Rabbinate) has taken it's toll on free Jewish education. Religion in Israel is now largely restricted to clinging to cultural artifacts, land and blood worship, and the isolated Ghetto's of 18th century Poland. If anything in Israel is to improve, the power of the Chief Rabbinate over the lives of all Israeli's- in terms of marriage, death rites, and conversion- will need to be dismantled. But, if it continues to strengthen, as it's doing now, American Jews will need to get ready to accomodate Jews emigrating FROM Israel. American Jews will also need to simply cease monitary support of the State untill the Religious dictatorship is dismantled.

    from the article: Not all Jews appreciate Israel's new anti-assimilation campaign
    First published 03:09 04.09.09 | Last updated 07:40 04.09.09
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