י"ג לחודש הראשון תשע"ג
Arutz 7: 'Armed with Tallits,' MKs Join Kotel Women, Prevent their Arrest
Leftist female MKs donned prayer shawls and joined Women of the Wall for provocation at Kotel.
Gil Ronen, March 12, 2013
Leftist female MKs donned prayer shawls Tuesday morning and joined the Women of the Wall for a prayer session at the Kotel. The MKs' presence prevented the arrest of the Women of the Wall by police.
MKs Stav Shafir (Labor), along with Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin (Meretz), joined the group, which regularly holds prayer sessions that challenge the traditional Jewish division of roles between the sexes, next to Judaism's most holy place. (cont.)
Why Gil Ronen (or his editor at Arutz 7) chose to call them "Kotel Women," I have absolutely no idea. The honorific "Kotel" belongs to those righteous Jewish women whose prayers are disrupted by the so-called "Women Of The Wall."
My guess is it's the same ol' credo "Sometimes we're Torah flag wavers; sometimes we're 'objective' journalists." Whatever.
Anyway, as the title fo this piece states very clearly, the so-called "Women Of The Wall" are not the problem.
Let's take a look at who and what ARE the problems.
|R' Yuval Cherlow|
|R' David Stav|
Yes, but what does that mean? Rabbi Stav's Tzohar organization is well-known for its undying State loyalism. If state loyalism is to replace the so-called "ultra-Orthodox," who at least claim to put Torah before the State, then I want nothing to do with it, nor him. Although, Rabbi Stav is against women being considered "rabbis," what roles will he
|R' Avi Weiss|
|Naftali "Where's my kippah?" Bennett|
6. Naftali Bennett Keeping the Haredim out of the government was a popular (and strategic) move for now. Sha"S may waver up and down with its mandates. Amselam and Likud ... But UTJ gained a seat, and they will gain one of two more in the next elections, slowly but surely showing that patience and we will end up with the Haredim being in control, just like everyone is so "afraid" of in the first place, why Meretz instills fear in the Religious Zionist communities to get them to vote for non-Haredi candidates, even if they have little to no connection to Torah in their lives at all. Now, it appears that Naftali Bennett will be the Minister of Religious Affairs. Looks like Rabbi David Stav got his wish. The so-called "ultra-Orthodox" (Haredim) will no longer have all that power he has been crying about. Now, he will have all that power, once he gets "elected" as Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. He will have Minister Bennett and his entire ministry for minyons to collaborate in pushing his agenda.
|7. The K'nesset (Israeli Parliament)|
|8. Israeli Supreme Court|
But, the real problem is that such individuals actually believe that democracy has anything to do with the running of a truly, Jewish government, in the long-term at least.
Other contributors to the problem include the late David Hartman,
his son Doniel Hartman,
women like "she who must not be named,"
|Popeye's Sea Hag|
the hags of Kolech.
And so, we all must decide, will we be part of the problem? Or will we be part of the solution?