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April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan, 5774
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Posts Tagged ‘Rav Druckman’

Zionist Rabbis Pull Out of Rally Unless ‘Yated’ Retracts and Apologizes

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the Haredi community, with their self-centered, isolationist ideology, makes it impossible to rely on them as allies, to trust them as partners, or to work with them as brothers.

A number of leading Zionist rabbis have decided to pull out of today’s rally, after the (Hebrew) Yated Neeman, a leading Israeli Haredi paper, written under Haredi Rabbinic supervision, published insulting remarks about Rav Druckman. (Yated Neeman in Israel is not connected to Yated Neeman in the U.S.)

At a time when one would think that the Haredi community is looking for allies among the Dati-Leumi community, they could learn to behave with a little more respect towards Torah Scholars.

And I’m not even talking about statements by Haredi politicians like Aryeh Deri and Moshe Gafni.

Unfortunately, this is exactly what I was talking about yesterday — they only care about their own Torah learning, their own yeshivas and their own isolated communities. It would appear that in their eyes everyone else is gurnisht mit gurnisht.

I also just read that draftees from the Dati-Leumi community will be counted towards the Haredi army quota, making this insult even worse.

I know Yated doesn’t represent the entire Haredi community, so I still have hope to hear other Haredi voices condemning Yated for their disrespect of a great Torah scholar.

The Zionist Rabbis who pulled out have also made a point of letting everyone know they aren’t abandoning the Haredi community, only this particular protest rally.

Instead of participating in the Jerusalem rally with their students, the rabbis will hold prayer sessions in their Zionist yeshivas instead.

I hope they’re praying that the Haredi community learn a little Mussar.

Jewish Home to Support Rav Stav for Chief Rabbi

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

The Jewish Home (HaBayit HaYehudi) party will be meeting Sunday afternoon to officially (and finally) announce their support for Rav Stav as Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi.

The decision was made after it became clear that the law that would allow Rav Ariel to run, was not going to pass. Rav Ariel is the preferred choice for some of the the Rabbis associated with the party.

The party will also announce its support for the Stern Law, which would expand the number of people involved in the election process, according to a report in Arutz-7.

Last week Jewish Home did not support the bill, and in response, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni blocked two Jewish Home bills.

At the meeting, the party will discuss renewing the term of Rav Amar, who has proved to be a very capable and effective Chief Rabbi.

There has been a lot of criticism and  pressure on the Jewish Home party as of late, for what many are calling a lack of leadership, lack of party discipline in voting, as well as the outsourcing of decisions to Rabbis from one of the sub-factions within the party.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jewish-home-to-support-rav-stav-for-chief-rabbi/2013/06/02/

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