Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Rav Melamed Backs Down! (audio)
A short audio about Rav Melamed's about-face on the issue of religious soldiers protesting in the IDF.
Addendum-Dec. 23, 2oo9: As I expected, Barak is refusing to reinstate R' Melamed's yeshiva into the hesder program. Now what does R' Melamed do? The Torah has been compromised, and his "apology" has gotten him nothing. It doesn't matter whether or not some future minister (or even Barak) changes this decision. The most tragic thing is that R' Melamed has removed himself as a future mouthpiece on any of these provocative issues. This may have been Barak's greatest victory in his continuous war with Judaism.