When the modern Jewish State was established, it not only implied a religious connotation for the whole spectrum of Jewish movements, but also a national/cultural element as well - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 06.07.11 | 06:43 (IDT)

    and correctly asserted in this article, there's a much greater heavy-handedness of the religious sector today within Israel and within the Diaspora, of mainly the right-leaning Orthodox sector, which has dominated the total outlook of our Jewish community, its foreign policy framework and Israel's future welfare both sociopolitically and economically. One is not knocking down the positive contributions the Orthodox community has made within the last few decades in enhancing the teachings of Torah and Judaism to the community, and its outreach, but the rejection of the secular or the other who does not follow their beliefs, is a major concern.

    from the article: We must stop Israel from becoming a theocracy
    First published 03:18 06.07.11 | Last updated 03:18 06.07.11
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