Well if you're going to abolish a Chief Rabbinate, what's the point of Israel being designated as a Jewish State? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 27.01.13 | 15:37 (IST)

    I disagree with this possible proposition of abolishing the sector a nation also requires for moral guidance, community supports and security supports. It's one thing to have different Jewish denominations which can get along and fulfill the requirements of a pluralistic society which Israel has become, but it's another to do away with the very essence of what Judaism's Orthodox communities have sustained for the nation and worldwide. I think that if the Chief Rabbinate is eradicated, than there would be religious anarchy and any group which counters Judaism's laws can arise. Even Orthodox Judaism has evolved over time and communities adjust accordingly to survive. So what did the Babylonians, Assyrians, Romans, Greeks, Crusaders, Ottoman Empires and recently, the German Nazis attempt to do ? They attempted to annihilate the Jewish nation.

    from the article: Abolish Israel’s Chief Rabbinate
    First published 13:25 27.01.13 | Last updated 13:25 27.01.13
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