The problem with people who speak of "Classical Judaism", like military people who speak about "the old army", is that they are freezing things at one moment in time. At that moment, there were undoubtedly people who denounced this particular idea as heresy. I read once that the (now universally accepted) idea of having candles in a menorah, was shocking at the time because they should be oil lamps.
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from the article: Let there be war at the Wall