Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Yishai: Reform Jews to blame for assimilation
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Rabbi Gilad Kariv, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, said in response to the Yishai's remarks that "the boos the minister received are an appropriate response to his groundless statements. Reform Judaism in the Diaspora has been at the forefront of the battle over the people's continuity for 200 years, and without the thousands of its communities the extent of assimilation would much higher.
"Instead of dealing with US Judaism's affairs, Minister Yishai should deal with the huge damage his party is causing to the image of Judaism in Israel and to its incorruptibility, and to the desire of millions of Israelis to become familiar with their culture and tradition. We are calling on the president, who is hosting Minister Yishai at his conference, to firmly voice his objection to these remarks."