Minorities, multiculturalism and the High Holy Days

26.09.2012                      10.Tischrei. 5773                       Jom Kippur

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Minorities, multiculturalism and the High Holy Days

'Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely.' – Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, (1860).

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef once said that non-Jews were only born to serve Jews, and without them, they have “no place in the world”.
“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat,” he said to some laughter….