10 Kislev 5774
New Realities At The Kotel For Women Of The Wall
Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky announced on Monday, 8 Kislev 5774 that when Women of the Wall gather at the Kosel next rosh chodesh and read from a Sefer Torah there will not be any arrests made as has been the case throughout the years. Sharansky made his comments at the General Assembly Conference.
...he explained “we are negotiating with the Conservative and Reform”, for he posits this is critical towards increasing the connection with those streams and the State of Israel or risk losing their Jewish identity entirely.
...Sharansky remains an ardent advocate of recognizing the rights of non-Orthodox streams of Judaism and giving them official recognition in Israel. He feels by shunning the majority of the Jewish People, the Conservative and Reform Movements, most of Am Yisrael will assimilate as a result.
I hate to be the one to say it, but "most" of Am Yisrael are Erev Rav only intent on destroying Judaism and Bnei Yisrael from the inside out. Without the minimum requirement of mitzvah observance as received in the Written and Oral Torahs, there is no Jewish identity, just Jewish DNA.
All calls to dumb down Judaism to LESS than the lowest common denominator are actually calls for mass spiritual suicide. In a day when gentiles are coming from the depths of idolatry to purify themselves and merit to join the Jewish people through halachic conversion, there is simply no excuse to lower the bar for those questionable quasi-Jews who, through their own lack of care or concern are "risking their Jewish identity."
What greater risk to Jewish identity is there outside of these Torah-and-mitzvah-denying "streams" which are themselves carrying away millions of Jews into oblivion?