Monday, April 07, 2008

Slippery Slope

Dry Bones cartoon: The Passover Law.

A Jerusalem Municipal Court Judge, has squashed indictments against four restaurant owners who were charged with displaying and selling leavened bread on Passover and ruled that Israel's "Passover Law" is illegal.

The "Passover Law" does not relate to all leavened goods, but to those products that are most obviously leavened such as breads, rolls, cakes, etc.

The ruling states that, “the law deals mainly with the prohibition on displaying leavened goods during Passover, rather than eating or possessing such products. In other words, its intent is to prevent the display of leavened goods in public during the holiday rather than their sale.”

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I am a secular Jew and I live in a non-religious suburb of Tel Aviv and I am outraged at this attempt to assault our culture and to wreck the Jewishness of the Jewish State. It is precisely the "public display" of leavened bread which I find most offensive.
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Your thoughts?

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