Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis need to lead by example of conciliation - not incitement - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 10.05.13 | 08:10 (IDT)

    Breaking with tradition and adhering to civil law and democratic rule seems to present a serious problem to some in the Ultra-Orthodox community. Time for their leaders to advise their followers that the times are changing - and that change is brought about by the sentiment of the majority of the populace as expressed and reinforced by recent court-rulings and that they need to adjust to and accept those changes and in particular to respect the civil courts and the laws of the land they live in. The rabbinical authorities need to accept the responsibility incumbent on them by virtue of their position to educate (or re-educate) the members of their community to practice tolerance and cooperation with civil laws as expressed even in the Talmud: תורה עם דרך ארץ‎ - "Torah with Derech Eretz".

    from the article: LIVE BLOG: Thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesting Women of the Wall prayer service in Jerusalem
    First published 12:10 10.05.13 | Last updated 12:10 09.05.13
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