2012 has thus far brought a lot of activity to Israel that could be indicative of the year it is expected to have. The growing internal strife that has become very public between the religious right and most others to the left of them is threatening the foundation of Israel’s society. In addition to the social difficulties it poses, the squeeze of the widening financial burden on those who produce income and those who rely on the State for services is taking its toll on the patience of the general society.
Adam Kaufman, of Adam B. Kaufman & Associates, PLLC and longtime Woodmere resident said, “What’s been happening between the religious and secular communities is disheartening. Israel and Jews have enough people wishing harm without us wanting to harm one another. Sadly, at times we can be our own worst enemies.” To Mr. Kaufman’s point, the internal conflict would be enough to keep such a small society busy. Yet, that could be viewed as a minor bump in the road when looking at it in the context of the world it exists in.
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