Religious-Secular Tensions Among Jewish Community?
Should there be concern?
- Duration 4:29
- Date Jan 6, 2012
Should there be concern?
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And welcome back a spirited debate while stories abound concerning conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
But what about the deepening tensions with in Israel between ultra orthodox extremists.
And and moderate Jews candidate of the young Israel survive the mounting friction between religious and secular factions.
One in particular area is a case of an 04 or -- I don't orthodox -- -- spat on her and harassed an eight year old girl.
-- who attends a religious school in it be it -- -- listen to this.
Including my -- taken from me.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well here to talk about a lot more about it -- rep buyer Anguilla author of the yearnings embracing the secret -- -- of life.
So welcome rabbi -- to be here.
So is this problem between ultra orthodox Jews and moderate Jews.
A problem only -- -- it should match where there is like 50% ultra orthodox or is it widespread throughout Israel.
-- -- -- -- It's part of a larger kind of western culture wars fighters we have a cultural wars here and and this is their version this is Israel's version of culture wars it turns out in -- and -- Where it all exploded this over this last week because you have 50% 50% and on the -- -- 92 and I have maybe 55.
People will really rubbing up against each other and what it's still we do you really knew how to rub up against people who are very different than you is this is is this Israel's dirty laundry here is this something that -- they wanted to keep quiet.
And I don't think it's actually it look how it wasn't I mean it's on the front page of every newspaper in Israel it's and it went viral.
I think that.
You know they give it this way.
-- we wouldn't demonize the entire Tea Party because one person spit on somebody.
Or one person had a sign that was the a kind of really nasty -- sign.
And although in a viral culture what happens one speeding -- You don't want someone winds up creating an entire story line what we do have in Israel is there -- deep.
Much like in the United States between conservatives and liberals between religious and secular and here's what we're seeing even within the religious community.
-- -- -- -- the last at the last second -- you know there was a lot of underlying tension between those two.
Speakers from different religious -- -- absolutely and now turns out that we've developed a culture in America relatively speaking.
That's pretty tolerant in which we believe we can have that kind of conversation discourse.
Israel's a much more in your face culture it's in the Middle East as much more bombastic this -- a certain kind of -- this in the conversation and and so you're seeing a little bit more high tension in the cultural war -- Culture wars -- good.
And -- I'm starting -- wrong but in 1948 when Israel was created it was it basically created by -- very religious or not actually was created completely by secular its interest in completely.
By secular Jews.
In fact every single religious community -- the world to -- religious community.
Oppose the establishing the State of Israel except for one very very small group which -- call religious zionist otherwise every single religious community was against the establishment of the State of Israel.
First prime minister -- Korean made an agreement with ultra orthodox Jews who were living in the land not in the State of Israel -- but in the -- his -- He gave 200.
From being involved -- larger society they could study now why would they object to the establishment of the State of Israel.
Because they believe can and they still believed to stay the most most ultra orthodox of that community.
That's the national political establishment of the state is usurping -- -- far.
That you only get the land as a political entity when god gives it to you.
In the messianic moment now -- turned out to be the most minority position.
As history unfolded from 1948.
Through now and now it really is a minority position within the larger.
Jewish world but.
Of the Israeli population.
Which is about.
People a little bit more are what we call hot -- the -- this ultra orthodox.
Brand or stream of -- so.