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Sephardi Chief Rabbi
Shlomo Amar on Thursday expressed concern that Reform Jews are taking over Israel,
in comments he wrote to mark the Jewish month of Elul.
who call themselves liberals and reformers and their friends and
supporters" brought us to "our spiritual low point," in which violence
is rampant immodesty is acceptable, and assimilation is at a high even
in Israel, he wrote.
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now have their claws in the nation of Zion, and are trying to impose
the lifestyle of other nations on us. They established legions of
warriors in the Land of Israel, whose purpose is to remove Torah from
The chief rabbi added that every Jew must try to influence Knesset
members and ministers, and pray for these "lost sons to return to the
right path," because they are "our brothers, our flesh and blood, even
if they are our rivals."
Yizhar Hess, Director of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement, said: "Rabbi Amar is correct. Non-Orthodox Judaism -
conservative and reform - have a real place in Israeli society. Hundreds
of communities throughout Israel are learning that the Orthodox
monopoly will crash...because it became irrelevant for a growing
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