Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rabbi Yehuda Levin

Rabbi Yehuda Levin absolutely has a right to feel the way he does about any number of topics. He even has the right to compose a candidate's self-destructive speech about gay rights. Read the whole story: New York Times.

But here in America, at least he can't be a kingmaker. In Israel, he potentially could.

Here, he is merely a distasteful side show in the political circus, and we can take comfort that this man won't be able to say outrageous things from a parliamentary podium. In Israel, he would be firing his barbs from the Knesset rostrum or Chief Rabbinate's office.

He is the perfect example of why Israel needs an American style separation of religion and state. Soon.

See also: New Israel Fund Protests Loyalty Oath Requirement and High Court Rules against Street Barrier Separating Men and Women

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