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Daat Emet [Aug. 31st, 2006|09:05 pm]
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I want to inform everyone of an organization in Israel known as Daat Emet, (Hebrew for knowledge, truth). It was begun by a man named Yaron Yadan, a former ultra-Orthodox yeshiva head, who, with the aid of modern science, came to the conclusion that the Torah and subsequent religious writings like the Talmud, are solely human creations. This contradicts the Orthodox Jewish view that the Torah was written by god.

Daat Emet is composed of scholars, many of whom were former rabbis, and who now try to educate the public about the true nature of Judaism in order to help keep Israel a secular democracy.

http://www.daatemet.org.il/index.cfm

Here are some highlights from the site:

The status of women in halacha (Jewish law):

http://www.daatemet.org.il/daathalacha/en_women.html

Gentiles in halacha:

http://www.daatemet.org.il/daathalacha/en_gentiles.html
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