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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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