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    • eporue
    • 22.12.11 | 09:10 (IST)

    ...something like "ask the rabbi"... but official and run in israel, with one rabbi of each division answering (ultraorthodox, orthodox, reform, maybe more?)... each group would need to have an official spokesperson/decision maker (if they not have already) and give binding advice to the online questions, which are published on the net and accessible for everyone, written down, clear... then people can decide, which recommendation or interpretation they wish to follow... response time 24 hours... somehow it seems natural, that israel should be the "leading" country or place for giving guidance and assistance in questions... its clear that any rabbi elsewhere can overrule such a "decision" if the individual case requires so... why cant one ask officially publicly a rabbi "should i physically defend my home in the settlements against the IDF?"... somehow one can understand, that a very observant jew might ponder this question seriously... why is there no offical, public answer for this ? is everyone afraid in israel ? e.g. rabbi ovadia joseph seems to have hinted, that disengagement is a sin to be punished... shouldnt rabbis stand up with their official stance on urgent daily life questions, first of all them ?...

    from the article: Moderate Orthodox educators must reclaim what it means to be a Jew
    First published 09:06 21.12.11 | Last updated 09:06 21.12.11
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