Helen8 wrote:Not just the number of elected officials, but the supposed holy men who could do this!
The neurotic-must-be-precise Jew poking her head in here ...
To be precise, rabbis are not "holy men." Rabbis are lawyers. Experts in Jewish law. The "holy men" idea of clergy is *not* a Jewish one. Lawyers. No more, no less.
They are, in Jewish tradition, no holier than any other human being. Who are all supposed to be holy (human beings), at any rate.
I'm distressed because, as their dress indicates, these particular rabbis self-identify as "very religious," or "ultraOrthodox" ... which their alleged flouting of the law obviously renders suspect. Breaking the law of the country where you live is equal to breaking Jewish law (according to a very specific Jewish law).
(Full disclosure: I self-identify as "very religious," too. But I try not to break local laws, as well. Sigh.)
'K, neuroses satisfied. LOL Now back to the thread.