Friday, April 18, 2008

jewish identity in israel

Interesting piece in the NYTimes today about Jewish identity in Jewish law - an Israeli court just ruled that hametz (leavened bread) could be sold during Passover, and some people are unhappy about it.

It's interesting to me because you see the same kind of debate going on in Muslim countries about Islamic law - does being a Muslim state mean you have to follow sharia? Is living under sharia enough to make you a good Muslim?

Worth a read for sure.

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