Even it the Orthodox carry the flame, that does not give them the right to set fire to the rest of us , as and when they deem us 'unhalachic'. As to the folly of giving them so much power in Israel, that will be irreparably apparent when the state goes broke supporting those who neither work nor join the military. All the while reproducing madly. Following a code that made sense centuries ago only works if the rest of the secular world is prepared to kow-tow. Clearly, that has to end, so that the rest of us can get on with surviving in the here and now.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: Why Israel must become a secular state: a thought for Yom Kippur 5770