Israeli rabbis align with High Court – Knitted Kippah News

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הרב שמואל אליהו

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

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More than 150 city rabbis and heads of yeshivas today signed a letter of support for Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu in light of the High Court’s decision to prosecute him for his statements from the past.

The letter wrote “The right and duty of every rabbi in Israel to say his Torah opinion – halakhic without fear and without prejudice. This is the way of the Torah, this is how the rabbis of Israel behaved in all generations, this is how the chief rabbis of Israel behaved and this is how every rabbi in Israel should do.”

“The words of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, which call for the strengthening of the Jewish family, for the strengthening of the Land of Israel, for the prevention of assimilation and for the penetration of Reform Judaism in the Land of Israel are his legitimate halakhic position, with which many Israeli rabbis agree. “What is on his heart without fear and without fear. The prosecution of the rabbi is the same as the prosecution of the rabbinate in Israel.”

The rabbis also attacked the High Court for closing the mouths of the rabbis. “We strongly protest the intention and demand to prosecute Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu for halakhic Torah statements. That this right to freedom of expression will be given equally to the rabbis of Israel is enough at every site and site. “

Among the rabbis who signed the letter are Rabbi Aryeh Stern, Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Micha Halevi, Rabbi of Petah Tikva, Rabbi Yehoshua Shapira, Rosh Yeshivat Ramat Gan, Rabbi Elyakim Lebanon, Rabbi of Samaria, Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, Rosh Yeshivat Ateret Jerusalem, Rabbi Yechiel Abuhatzira, Rabbi of Ramla, David Druckman, Rabbi of Kiryat Motzkin, Rabbi Eliyahu Bar Shalom, Rabbi of Bat Yam, Rabbi Menachem Perl, Head of the Tzomet Institute, and Rabbi Yehuda Amichai, Head of the Torah and Haaretz Institute.







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