Sunday, June 26, 2011

Haredim Have a Better Idea



I usually disagree with the Haredim (ultra-Orthodox) on just about everything, especially their ideas re Jewish identity. But this time they definitely have a better idea.

At a panel discussion on conversion, at the Israel President's Conference, haredi Rabbi Shmuel Jakobovits (son of the late, British Chief Rabbi Lord Immanuel Jakobovits) said:
"the solution [to Israel's conversion problems] is to separate religion and state, leave people to their own relationships with God and let the state handle its own relationships with its citizens."
In other words Israel should not be a de-jure Jewish State. Take that Bibi !
Read more in the Forward.

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