How Israel excludes those ‘not Jewish enough’: Meet the ‘second-class’ Jews whose plight is sparking an uprising against Israel’s supreme religious authority.
Judy Maltz Haaretz
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I love reunion scenes in movies: a mother and child embracing each other after a long journey that kept them apart; two lovers reuniting after a war ends; Lassie returning home.
But nothing on the screen compares to reuniting a real family that has been torn apart.
This past Shabbat, Parashat “Ekev,” we read the words:He doth execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. While still in the seven weeks of Shabbat Nachmu – Shabbat of Consolation between Tisha b’Av and Rosh HaShannah, we remain sore following the events which took place less than two weeks ago.