Thursday, January 17, 2008

What You Can Do To Help Against The Kano'im In Ramat Beit Shemesh

See this post of DovBear's.

As many of you know, there is a "culture war" going on in Ramat Beit Shemsh between some overactive kano'im (zealots) and the normal Jewish people who want to simply live their lives in accordance with halacha (Jewish law) without having every chumra (stringency), imagined and real, thrust upon them by a vocal and violent minority.

Please read DovBear's post and see what you can do to help. It won't cost you anything other than a few minutes of your time.

The Wolf

1 comment:

-suitepotato- said...

Israel is rapidly turning schizophrenic. The government seems to be on the left and harassing bloggers and others on the right with baseless charges of inciting violence and the like, while the rabbinate seems to be tightening their chumras like pulling your belt tight enough to cut yourself in half, the extreme charedi are enjoying an ominous amount of influence, and yet the nation seems to be bound and determined to do everything as if they were ashamed that Judaism referred to Israel at all never mind that it was promised, in other words, do the opposite of what a believer would do.

The answer is what would be done in the US: proper law enforcement authorities should engage in intelligence and fact gathering, monitor events, collect evidence, and prosecute when possible when crimes are verified to occur.

The actual thing being done is none of the above.

I don't think there is any simple answer.