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February 2, 2011 5:45 pm

Opinion: 400 Rabbis and $100,000 for George Soros?

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Jerusalem Post – American Jewry has many headaches. Jewish education is increasingly expensive while often losing relevance and popularity. In the Orthodox world, an obsession with petty ritualism often obscures larger ethical concerns, while permitting an untrammeled materialism. Among the non-Orthodox, the lures of leisure blot out a commitment to community, tradition, modesty, Jewish learning and Jewish living. Every year, thousands of Jews drift away from Judaism – apathetic, lazy, bored. Beyond the Jewish world’s dwindling synagogues, dying organizations, declining schools and decaying communities, Israel is enduring a vicious assault so systematic that many Jews internalize it, assuming it must be guilty of at least some of the crimes people attribute to it.

But never fear. Amid this trouble, 400 American rabbis united, and spent $100,000 taking a stand – against Fox News and Glenn Beck, while defending George Soros.

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