15 December 2010

Ha’aretz on the Orthodox tyranny

On 14 December the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz editorialised on the subject of “the Orthodox tyranny” and the actions of two Orthodox political parties in relation to conversions carried out by the Israel Defence Force (IDF), which it described as being contrary to both the interests of the general public and the IDF.

This tyranny, which has of late reached new heights - "rulings" by racist rabbis against renting or selling homes to Arabs, yeshiva heads encouraging insubordination by soldiers, inflated powers given to rabbinical court judges - distances Israeli society from normalcy and brings the state into conflict with Diaspora Jewry.

Read the full editorial here.

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