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Jerusalem - Israel’s Reform Jews Call For Removal Of Religious Affairs Minister Over ‘Offensive’ Comment

Published on: June 17, 2015 03:22 PM
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FILE - Members of "Women of the Wall" group hold prayer shawls during a monthly prayer session at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 4, 2013.REUTERSFILE - Members of "Women of the Wall" group hold prayer shawls during a monthly prayer session at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 4, 2013.REUTERS

Jerusalem – Leaders of Reform Jewry in Israel are demanding the removal of the new minister of religious affairs David Azoulay after he called the Reform movement a “disaster for the nation” Wednesday.

Azoulay, a member of the Orthodox Mizrahi Shas party, made his comment in a meeting with Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked regarding the government’s position on Women of the Wall, the feminist prayer group that makes monthly meetings at the Western Wall, according to Haaretz (http://bit.ly/1CdXhE9 ).

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Azoulay reportedly referred to group members as “provocateurs” for defying Orthodox customs.

Women of the Wall issued a statement saying that expect Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked not to take part in discriminatory regulations.

Reform Jewry reps sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking that he remove himself publicly from the comments.

Azoulay replaced Naftali Bennett as religious affairs minister.

Information taken from Haaretz


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 Jun 17, 2015 at 03:46 PM jjcholov Says:

Reform Judaism should be banned in Israel

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 04:32 PM Sambatyon Says:

It should be called Reform religion not reform Judaism, Their religion has nothing to
do with judaism.

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 04:49 PM Reb Yid Says:

What's the problem? It's like the Justice Minister saying that crime is a disaster for the nation.

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 05:17 PM scy4851 Says:

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jjcholov Says:

Reform Judaism should be banned in Israel

Reform Judaism should be labeled for what they are... GOYIM!

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 05:53 PM Anonymous Says:

The EMES hurts the reform

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 05:55 PM md2205 Says:

Reform Jews who have a Jewish mother who was born to a Jewish mother or who converted according to halacha are 100% Jewish. For the record. A reform Jew is not an apikores and is generally are looked upon as a tinok shenishba. Would you call a kidnapped child who was not raised frum a goy? That is poor thinking.

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 06:23 PM Anonymous Says:

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jjcholov Says:

Reform Judaism should be banned in Israel

If you want Israel to be a theocracy instead of a democracy, then let us see how the country will function when the non-religious leave and the frum are entirely responsibility for its economy and defense.

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 06:33 PM ayoyo Says:

SHALOM is a good word perhaps these super jews should have it in their minds before raving about who is and who isn't a believing jew
In the holy temple there was room for all types of jews not just the'' holier than thou'' ones The kohen gadol wasn't from their style of judaism. So wake up ,fellow jews.

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 07:18 PM Be Honest Says:

Reform Judaism cannot claim to be Judaism once it is re-formed. In the commercial world that would be called fraud. It is no longer the genuine article.
Once you take liberties with the Torah it becomes a creation of your own mind -
But no longer Yahadus. These women are bigoted and just make a lot of noise.

The problem: How can one get them to study real Torah?

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 Jun 17, 2015 at 07:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reform Judaism is like a cap and gown for a torture chamber.

It starts with human compassion, begins the next day with human luck, starts the third day with incoherent contention and finally arrives on Shabbas with hate and disposed lost value for human trust.

Need a shidduch crisis? Give your faith to the reform. No one gets married well.

Very horrible.

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 Jun 18, 2015 at 02:24 AM lazerx Says:

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jjcholov Says:

Reform Judaism should be banned in Israel

my thoughts, exactly!

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 Jun 18, 2015 at 06:48 PM Rafuel Says:

Reply to #8  
ayoyo Says:

SHALOM is a good word perhaps these super jews should have it in their minds before raving about who is and who isn't a believing jew
In the holy temple there was room for all types of jews not just the'' holier than thou'' ones The kohen gadol wasn't from their style of judaism. So wake up ,fellow jews.

1. In the Beis Hamikdash there wasn't any room or mchalelei shabbos, nor for female "rabbis" nor for openly homosexual. Neither was it there in the rest of the society.
2. "The kohen gadol wasn't from their style of judaism?" I don't think you yourself know what you meant by that piece of drivel.

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