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Majority of Israelis support religion-state separation
Kobi Nachshoni
Published: 24.09.14, 14:31
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1. ;) ,...
split ,   US   (09.24.14)
Not for long I mean, majority ,...
2. separate religion & state Israel has no reason to exist
zionist forever   (09.24.14)
It is supposed to be a Jewish state thats what it was founded to be separation means you have just another country where there is no religious preferences and the countries character will die. Shabbat opening seems tempting but what about the employees? In Israel we have a 6 day working week you open on Saturday over time the laws will be relaxed more and people will be expected to work on Saturdays, as condition of employment, its happening in the US & Europe and they have a full weekend.
3. Everyone who wants to be a gentile
Ezra ,   USA   (09.24.14)
Everyone who wants to live like a gentile; please leave Israel. The U.S. has all your bacon filled meals and stores are open 24/7, 7-days a week; limitless choice of idols, and no Hamas knocking at your door. If HaShem means nothing to you, please leave Israel. Just go.
4. propoganda
david ,   new york   (09.24.14)
not a representative survey: - i could ask the questions differently and get totally different results (i have experience with this). the main issue is that if an organization like hiddush wants a certain result on their "survey", it is a simple matter to get the results they want. a survery done by such a biased organization is no more than simple propoganda.
5. The day this happens i leave/secular
ReligiousPublicGrows ,   Jerusalem Israel   (09.24.14)
THe day this happens I personally as a secular/traditionalist will pack up and leave it will be the last vestige of Jewish tradition here, the only thing that could save this trend is a growing large religious public demograffic its happening but not fast enough.
6. Separate religion from state now
Non Jewish immigrant ,   Haifa   (09.24.14)
And allow civil wedding as first step Then cancel the law of return which is irrelevant in the 21st century where people move from a country to another for different reasons.
7. Birdi? Chain? Sarah B? Where are you?
Ora? Jewish prophetess? Rivkah? We need you
8. #6 Six words and you still can't make a coherent sentence,
A ,   Belgium   (09.25.14)
Polakniak. Do something you are capable of instead of trying to appear intelligent and go inseminate some hogs.
9. Datim: dissociate fm Ultras or go down with crazies!
Sage of the Age ,   Israel   (09.25.14)
Seculars and the rest of the world lump you together as Dark Ages crazies.
10. Religion and State must be separated.
Michael ,   California, USA   (09.26.14)
I would never live in a country where this separation is not solidly implemented in law and practice. As religious groups increase their influence on Israel, secular will leave. Mark my words.
11. the orthodox state of Israel instead of the State of Israel?
Berk ,   Amsterdam   (09.26.14)
this will sound like the ''islamic republic of Iran''.
12. As a friend, I think .................................
Luiz F Haddad ,   Niteroi, Brazil   (09.27.14)
Israel must have Judaism as her most protected religion. Another solution will deny her origins. But it doesn't mean a theocratic State, nor an "only Jewish" State. Civil Law can't be submitted to Torah, but influenced by its basic values. Citizenship must be offered to all dwellers who affirm allegiance, whether Jews, Muslims, Christians, Atheists, etc. So was the will of Israeli founding fathers.
13. #10 Ultras want "infidels" to leave. You give them hope.
Sage of the Age ,   Israel   (09.27.14)
14. Isreal is a state for all Jews...
Al   (09.27.14)
The ultra orthodox do not and should not have a monopoly when it comes to the Jewish religion. They, through their selfish actions are not an example for anything. In fact they do more to discourage people from following our religion then they encourage. It is high time they participate in the defense of the country. The majority of Israelis believe they are simply lazy selfish imziztekah fressers. They do not represent me or my religion.
15. #13 Sage, You define "infidel" and I'll be proud to be one.
Michael ,   California, USA   (09.28.14)
You are a fanatic of a faith which many say is NOT Judaism. However, I know what the other faiths are and am waiting until Jewishness is defined. In the meantime, I enjoy being an atheist. In this poll I am with the majority.
16. Workers in shopping centres?
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (09.28.14)
Those who want public transport and shopping cventres outside towns open on Shabbos -- what about those who must drive the buses and run the shops? Why must they work on Shabos? Would Reform Rabbi Uri Regev hire Arabs to work on Shabbos? Would he agree that Reform Jews should drive buses and work in shops on Shabbos? Is that in line with American Reform Judaism? About 70% of American Reform Jews are marrying out. Is that the religious freedom Rabbi Regev is fighting for?
17. #14- Please Al
HH ,   Jerusalem   (09.28.14)
Al Al, for cryin' out loud, do I have to remind you about "nutzlose esser" from 75 years ago or so? It's right before Yom Kippur -- please be careful with your words. Have a zeeseh yuhr.
18. 6
yonatan Allon ,   adelaide/Israel   (09.29.14)
Are you still at school?
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