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Jewish fundamentalism is destroying social cohesion

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Published: 16 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

In Israel, let’s destroy Jewish fundamentalism before it destroys us – Uri Regev – The Forward 14.08.16
The hateful rhetoric and theocratic pressures stemming from today’s self-righteous Israeli rabbinic and political leadership, aiming to de-legitimise the ‘other,’ is reminiscent of the Talmud’s focus on sinat hinam and the threat of Din Torah as a catalyst in weakening society… Hiddush polling: 71% of Israeli Jews perceives the Rabbinical courts’ rigid rulings, and the anachronistic Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly over kashrut, burial, marriage, divorce, conversion etc., as distancing people from Jewish tradition.

And see:

Why Israel funding non-Orthodox mikvehs is a step forward - and backward – Elana Sztokman – The Forward 12.08.16

Separate but equal: the best mikveh option for non-Orthodox Israelis?
– Leah Bieler – The Forward 12.08.16


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