If I were a member of the right wing rabbinic leadership, I would take very serious note of this and try and do something about it. And that ‘something’ cannot be trying to change the views of those who believe as Rabbis Ariel, Sacks, and Slifkin do. That will not work and I think they probably know it. If these rabbinic leaders don’t rethink their attitude in this regard – the resultant split will be beyond tragic.
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