We Live in a World of Judaisms

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2008

The political protection of Haredi Judaism in the modern Jewish state provides a case study, and a warning about the dangers of creeping theocracy. Haredi Judaism can no longer be accepted as a quaint Amish-like tourist attraction. If the ultra-Orthodox are allowed to define who a Jew is, it will bring ruin to the state and ultimately to Judaism itself. Is it not time to say that we live in a world of Judaisms, none of which warrants exclusive claim to state sponsorship?

Topic: Religion and State, Conversion, Jewish Identity, Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism, Authority, Identity

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. We Live in a World of Judaisms. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15291


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