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MKs to learn about US Jewish community
Published: 24.03.11, 07:40
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1. Israeli MKs should get educated
Chaim   (03.24.11)
on Torah life and religious Jews in Israel first. Why run to the US when these secular political leaders and secular Jewish citizens of Israel have absolutely no knowledge of the basic of Judaism.
2. Rather than pluralism...
ORA ,   Jerusalem   (03.24.11)
Israel needs a beliefsystem that forwards unity.
3. #1, Secular education is needed all the time...
Michael ,   California, USA   (03.25.11)
religious education you want is for "fun" only, meaningless in relation to the U.S. Jewry. In the U.S. religion and State are separate as you may know. Very few American Jews consider religion worth anything beyond a social experiment, something to do for 2-3 hours a week. More than half of American Jews in every generation depart from Judaism by marrying non-Jews and preferring to raise their children as non-Jews. The support of Israel in the U.S. comes from non-Jews mostly. But secular education -- sociology, psychology, political science -- has the chance of grasping the meaning of it.
4. Utterly ridiculous.
Jules   (03.25.11)
What can be learnt from people who overwhelmingly voted for the current administration, which is the most hostile to Israel (compared to all previous ones) ?
5. #4 Jules - learn your history
Concerned JEw   (03.25.11)
Jules, Disregarding the general absurdity of your comment, it was George Bush, Sr. who withheld loan guarantees from Shamir. Go read a book. And besides, American Jews are citizens of America. While Israel is a concern, they base their votes on domestic issues. If settlements in the territories were a top priority for them, I'm sure they'd move to Eretz Yisrael.
6. American Jewry disappearing
Proud Jew ,   Israel   (03.25.11)
Aside from the Orthodox, all of American Jewry is disappearing and will be almost totally gone in another 2 generations, so what can our Knesset members learn from them? How to become extinct??
7. Waste of money
Hillel C. ,   Jerusalem Israel   (03.25.11)
What a waste of money!!! They should stay home and use the money on helping Jews who already live here. I was in the US last year and visited several Jewish non-Orthodox communities. I felt sick by what I saw: assimilation, intermarriage, elderly communities with almost no children, etc etc. The future of Jewry is here in Israel.
8. # 5
Jules   (03.25.11)
Your comment is actually a confirmation of mine, not a contradiction. Still, George Bush was less hostile - at least, he didn't try to appease Islamic fundamentalists at the expense of Israel.
9. members of knesset
sas ,   israel   (03.25.11)
they should know enough about all the jewish communities around the world before they become MKs. But they will do anything to get a free trip. Mrs. Tirosh was not a top official in the Min. of Education???????She really sets a great example.
10. #7, They will waste money learning what we told them,turkeys
Michael ,   California, USA   (03.25.11)
11. 10 Can a turkey jump higher than..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (03.26.11)
the Empire State building? Yes.... A building can t jump at all. Michael,don t underestimate Israel!
12. Need to educate Israelis to stop being bigots
Ellen ,   Arad, Israel   (04.01.11)
Surveys show that Israelis are increasingly bigoted racists and this talkback is a good example. In addition they are ignorant because the comments here are unsubstanciated lies presented as the truth. You can't just listen to Arutz 7 and the settler newspaper to get your news.
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