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What do we do with the non-Orthodox?

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Submitted by Sheldon Seltzer (United States), Jan 26, 2005 at 11:34

Wow, what a shocker. I thought I had read enough of you to understand where you were coming from. What about the "secular" Jews, those of us that believe that the Reform movement makes Judiaism inclusive for those of us who married outside the faith, and whose spouses have embraced Judiaism. Those of us who enjoy our Jewishness, and as you note, support Jewish causes and a viable State of Israel.

I listened to you speak during a visit you made to South Florida. Your talk that day and subsequent articles led me to believe you were for all of us. If this is how you truly feel, we will not only return to Judiaism as it was two hundred years ago, but we will see the demise of our beloved religion because we will have ceased to grow. Catholics are facing just such a situation today, is that what you wish for us. I can't tell you how disapointing this article has been for me.
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Daniel Pipes replies:

How I feel? I don't think I showed any feelings in this article at all, merely noted some historic trends.

DP

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