The ultra-Orthodox must tackle their extremists
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis must leverage their unique status to ostracize the community's violent hooligans - but every Jew must also take personal responsibility to change from within.
When I explained to an ultra-Orthodox colleague in Jerusalem that his rabbis needed to help shut down religious extremists, I clearly touched a raw nerve. Our dialogue rapidly degraded into shouting. But while the debate remains unresolved, it actually illuminated a lesson with particular relevance for this High Holy Day season.
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