Thursday, August 14, 2008

K' Mayim Panim el Panim

I saw the following exchange on the Cross-Currents forum and I was very amused. I think it is a clear reflection of the attitudes in today's society.

Original Post:

the secular israeli society has the right to demand that the haredi community share in the economic and defense burden–and not just by davening and learning. there can be a solution to the secular education and army issues, if the kanoim would be silenced. if it was muttar at one time in the US to be haredi and secularly professional , a similar model could work in israel. of course , if the haredi community is working, they will have less time to do the kiruv work they do– and that alone might be a reason to shoot down the idea. but secular israel is tired of carrying on its back haredi neighbors who keep batting them down…..

Comment by lacosta — August 11, 2008 @ 7:08 pm


Responding Post:

the haredi israeli society has the right to demand that the secular community share in the learning and davening burden – and not just by working and fighting. there can be a solution to the defective secular education and anti-religion issues, if the radical left would be silenced. if it was muttar at one time in the US to (be) pray in public school , a similar model could work in israel. of course , if the secular community is learning, there will be less need for the haredim to do the kiruv work they do– and that alone might be a reason to promote the idea. but haredi israel is tired of carrying on its back secular neighbors who keep batting them down…..

Comment by Naftali Zvi — August 12, 2008 @ 4:12 am

1 comment:

G said...

This is correct.

The issue is as follows...when left to their own devices which party will turn to the other for help first?