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Establishments without vision

Not only is Am Yisrael plagued by political leaders without vision, but as Rav Bar-Hayim points out, our relgious leaders are equally lacking. Hence the obsession with kitniyot and other shtuth:

Unfortunately the Orthodox Establishment is similar to the Zionist Establishment: it does not know who and where we are or where we are supposed to be headed. It is hesitant and uncertain and prefers the familiar comfort of the downtrodden, Exilic version of the Torah rather than the majestic, vibrant and uplifting Torah of the Land of Israel, of Abraham, Moses, David and the Maccabees.
Read more at http://machonshilo.org/content/view/93/1/

Have a Happy Passover and make your kitniyot be tasty. And more importantly--may we soon enjoy the taste of a delicious Korban Pesah on soft matzoth. Peanut butter topping is optional.

Comments

-suitepotato- said…
If one said Hillel won the theory, but Shammai won the practice it would be unkind to Shammai as he would look like the Baal Shem Tov on Ecstasy compared to some of the grouchy crochety people in positions of influence today.

Vibrant and uplifting are two words never associated honestly with Torah these days and that is just plain tragic.

Oh well. Converting under the Conservative/Masorti movement I should hardly care, but it would be selfish of me to only care about what directly affects me and say to heck with Orthodoxy. So I pray G-d help more people find a sane middle path of peace and even more people listen to them.

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