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    • Sam Barsam
    • 17.02.10 | 02:07 (IST)

    Many of our ultra orthodox co-religionist fail to remember that the Biluim, first aliya , second and third were composed mostly of unobservant/secular Jews and it was them that created most of the infrastructure of the Israeli State. The real problem is that the drift to the extremes, perverts the course of Judaism from the precepts of Hillel (4th Century b.c.e. "Love your neighbour ---all the rest is commentary" to an atavistic particularism which is the antithesis of "Ahavat Yisroel". For Judaism to survive and strive 'Charedism' must change.

    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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