cool thing about Rabbinic Judaism: in a great many cases, the people viewed as the greatest of their generation were not kings or priests or even prophets, implying that it was possible and common for ordinary people to become the greatest of their generation
bad thing: it never questions kingship or the priesthood themselves, nor ask "what about the people who weren't considered great in their generation, what about the people who no one listened to, what about Jewish women and queers etc."
@kittybecca idk about silly. The Conservatives have a Sanhedrin-like council. This is a time of changes... Hopefully we can get through this without a lasting split.
@derpayatz non-chassidic haredim used to burn chassidic literature and absolutely refuse to recognize chassids as Jewish
and then they decided to unite against the haskallah
who knows how things'll end up in the future but it's looking like dividing Jew from Jew is proving very useful to the powerful
@derpayatz yeah i remember you telling me about that. i think it has more to do with Karaim being patrilineal
@kittybecca yeah we really need a new Rabbi Hillel rn
@derpayatz along with recognizing no authority beyond the written Torah
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