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Thursday, March 14, 2013 

A time to celebrate freedom

A reader of the Jerusalem Post says:
Setting aside that other humorous option, namely, seeking asylum in a foreign state – as if we do not have enough trouble at home – it is the claims of victimization mentioned in your editorial of March 11 (“Haredi outreach”) that both amuse me and leave me somewhat bewildered.

Victimization requires the need to attack and defend. It also includes the element of guilt. It is all a matter of controlling the ego, that overinflated “I” in several MKs’ personalities.

It is better known as the yetzer hara, the evil inclination, the negative part of one’s soul.

I wonder what goes through the minds of haredi worshipers while they are reciting Tahanun, the prayer for supplication, when they reach the words, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are turned to You?” This was first articulated by King Jehoshaphat in Chronicles to secure Divine aid against opposing groups.

A number of haredim believe that they are a separate entity, or group, within the State of Israel, and for many of them this unfortunately has become a reality. This month of Nisan, however, the Tahanun prayer is not recited – it is a time when we celebrate freedom as an undivided nation. It is a time to love what is!
And if the Haredis who consider themselves seperatists whose only interest is the money doled out by the state until now, they might want to consider what this month for Pesach is like, and how their narrow viewpoint has no place in this country at any time.

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