20 December 2010

An apiqores

It could well be I am a heretic, an apiqores, at least insofar as the term is defined by the rabbinic system. It so happens I do not accept the rabbinic interpretation of Jewish law as authoritative. It’s not that I prefer a different religion but I do claim the rabbinic tradition does not properly understand the biblical teachings, and I don't know what else to do but to disqualify the rabbinic approach. 
The collapse of the rabbinate over the past two centuries is something with which the Jewish people need crucially to come to terms, and soon. The Jewish people in Israel don't have all that much time to repair the damage to their spirit the rabbinic regime has inflicted, and which the rabbis now, more than ever, intensifies. 

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