What's too further about Halachic "legal" norms"? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 10.12.09 | 08:39 (IST)

    Alas, Mr. Levy has to admit that many Jews in this country follow traditions that you might call "religious". Then again, by comparison, many otherwise secular Roman Catholics would never imagine not having a wedding sancioned by "the Church". My dear Watson, it's comme il faux. Neeman's suggestion, well, if you think about how well the civil courts have dispensed justice in the past, and continue to promote law and order, what is so bad about considering Halachic legal parameters. Wasn't the current State Comptroller who let the four rapists from Kibbutz Shomrat off the hook, I believe, on the grounds that the girl was willing accomplis in the mid '80s? You call that justice, or the the judge who has to be brought back for a trial, for money he obtained illegaly? It seems Yevseks never die, they reincarnate, and Mr. Levy is a second generation Yeveek

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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