Lapid defends record on religion, pushes Talmud studies

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 6, 2013 15:46

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid on Wednesday called for Talmudic studies to be integrated into the core curriculum of the secular Israeli school system, in a bid to challenge accusations that he was anti-religious.

"The haredi parties are energetically spreading rumors that I am trying to harm the torah world," he wrote on his Facebook page. "This is nonsense."

"King David was a combat soldier, the Rambam (Maimonadies) studied secular courses, and Nahmonadies and Rashi held jobs," he continued.


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