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Called Off

So the gay community has called off their march scheduled for this weeken, averting a showdown with a violent haredi (extreme Orthodox) community. This should not be seen as a form of capitulation, but rather the maturity of the gay community and their ability to put communal concerns first.

While somewhere deep down inside I am disappointed that the haredim have won yet another battle over the cultural makeup of Jerusalem, sometimes–but only sometimes–they have a point.

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Esther Sternberg

posted November 10, 2006 at 4:54 pm

What point?

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posted November 11, 2006 at 2:04 am


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Olavo de Carvalho

posted November 12, 2006 at 12:25 am

I am not against gay parades, but I have a question: how many of you have protested when gay groups invaded churches, mocked the rituals and tried to intimidate the faithful?

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posted November 15, 2006 at 11:55 pm

All praises to the Most High for righteous judgement and righteous justice. Gay people is a result of a sick world. The world would be a better place w/o wicked evil doers. And the thought of them trying to display a feascal on the Most Holiest City.The gay community of Israel do not stand for righteousness. Some body has too. That’s right according to Torah.

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