Israel Forever

For the week ending 20 February 2010 / 5 Adar I 5770

Who Disappeared First?

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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When a new bill was introduced in the Israel Knesset to prohibit the sale of chametz on Pesach in order to replace the old one that only prohibited displaying a chametz product in public, it aroused the anger of a prominent opponent of religious legislation.

Knesset Member Ofer Paz-Pines of the Labor Party announced that he would present a counter-bill that would annul the chametz law and permit the sale of bread on Pesach.

Before he ever got around to this provocation, Paz-Pines resigned from the Knesset and quit politics.

Which just goes to show that anti-religious politicians come and go, but the values of Israel are forever.

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