Jerusalem – Israel’s Reform Jews Call For Removal Of Religious Affairs Minister Over ‘Offensive’ Comment

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    FILE - Members of "Women of the Wall" group hold prayer shawls during a monthly prayer session at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 4, 2013.REUTERSJerusalem – Leaders of Reform Jewry in Israel are demanding the removal of the new minister of religious affairs David Azoulay after he called the Reform movement a “disaster for the nation” Wednesday.

    Azoulay, a member of the Orthodox Mizrahi Shas party, made his comment in a meeting with Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked regarding the government’s position on Women of the Wall, the feminist prayer group that makes monthly meetings at the Western Wall, according to Haaretz (http://bit.ly/1CdXhE9).

    Azoulay reportedly referred to group members as “provocateurs” for defying Orthodox customs.

    Women of the Wall issued a statement saying that expect Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked not to take part in discriminatory regulations.

    Reform Jewry reps sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking that he remove himself publicly from the comments.

    Azoulay replaced Naftali Bennett as religious affairs minister.

    Information taken from Haaretz

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    1. Reform Jews who have a Jewish mother who was born to a Jewish mother or who converted according to halacha are 100% Jewish. For the record. A reform Jew is not an apikores and is generally are looked upon as a tinok shenishba. Would you call a kidnapped child who was not raised frum a goy? That is poor thinking.

    2. SHALOM is a good word perhaps these super jews should have it in their minds before raving about who is and who isn’t a believing jew
      In the holy temple there was room for all types of jews not just the” holier than thou” ones The kohen gadol wasn’t from their style of judaism. So wake up ,fellow jews.

      • 1. In the Beis Hamikdash there wasn’t any room or mchalelei shabbos, nor for female “rabbis” nor for openly homosexual. Neither was it there in the rest of the society.
        2. “The kohen gadol wasn’t from their style of judaism?” I don’t think you yourself know what you meant by that piece of drivel.

    3. Reform Judaism cannot claim to be Judaism once it is re-formed. In the commercial world that would be called fraud. It is no longer the genuine article.
      Once you take liberties with the Torah it becomes a creation of your own mind –
      But no longer Yahadus. These women are bigoted and just make a lot of noise.

      The problem: How can one get them to study real Torah?

    4. Reform Judaism is like a cap and gown for a torture chamber.

      It starts with human compassion, begins the next day with human luck, starts the third day with incoherent contention and finally arrives on Shabbas with hate and disposed lost value for human trust.

      Need a shidduch crisis? Give your faith to the reform. No one gets married well.

      Very horrible.

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