The Artificial Divide

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  1. tzippi says:

    I read the whole article on the blog and noticed a banner ad for a book by Jim Keen. I’ve read some of his articles in a local weekly. He has a good heart, good intent, but the Judaism he is enabling the rest of the family to live is so unsubstantial that it’s no wonder that there is the kind of movement towards observance that the blogger refers to. Though unfortunately, as the years go by, the world is getting so much more superficial that I fear this movement may fizzle out, especially as the authentic Jewish world gets more superficial. A challenge for us all.

  2. L. Oberstein says:

    Too often, we tend to think that we are somehow better than other Jews. The article quoted below causes me such shame that I would rather not be identified with the “frum” side of the divide. How in the name of decency can we associate with people who discriminate against other Jews in this way and then have the gaul to think they are closer to Hashem? Why can’t they go to school with Sephardim?
    Deputy Minister Porush Working to Find Solution for Emanuel School
    April 9, 2010
    Deputy Minister of Education R’ Meir Porush has been meeting with attorneys and rabbonim as he continues efforts to find a solution to this week’s High Court of Justice ruling, fining Chinuch Atzmai 5,000 NIS a day for each day the Beis Yaakov in Emanuel remains segregated between ashkenazim and sephardim.

    Porush met with Maran Rav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita and the Slonim Rebbe Shlita, presenting them with the facts given over to him by legal experts, as well as seeking the guidance of the gedolei torah.

    According to reports, R’ Elyashiv realized the magnitude of the court’s decision calling for a “loud cry”.

    According to a Kikar Shabbos report, R’ Elyashiv is calling for protest action against the High Court of Justice.

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