Friday, July 16, 2010

For Shabbat Chazon, why not more baseless hatred?

Is it just me, or have Israeli politicians chosen a particularly apt time to debate who gets to define Jews and Judaism?

"For months, Israeli lawmakers have been discussing a bill that would put more power over conversion into the hands of Israel’s Orthodox-dominated Rabbinate by giving local rabbis the ability to perform conversions and giving the Chief Rabbinate oversight and control over the whole process.

"The bill, sponsored by Yisrael Beiteinu Knesset member David Rotem, gained steam July 12 with its approval in the Knesset law committee by a 5-4 vote. The bill now must pass three readings before the full Knesset to become law. "

From Law of Return at issue as conversion bill advances

As Nathan Sharansky put it, "The meaning of this is a split between the state of Israel and large portions of the Jewish people."

After all, what's a little sinat chinam between friends, right?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I have fries with that?

7/18/2010 4:01 PM  

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