(Bnei Brak) Haredi Religion & Secular Protest (Israel)

This thread in Hebrew by Alon-Lee-Green from Omdim b’Yahad contains a lot of negative pushback. But Green explains why going to demonstrate this coming Thursday in Bnei Brak and doing so under the banner “No Democracy, No Torah” might be a bad, bad idea.

Religion is at the heart of the regime putsch in Israel and Haredi communities overwhelming support the new government, which would not have been put into power without that them. At issue raised by Green is respecting the line between political protest and targeting an entire community, many members of which are themselves socially vulnerable.

Suggesting that Green may have erred in judgment is this thread by Tal Schneider documenting the anti-government protest in Bnai Brak:

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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