While hosting a group of young rabbis, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, the current Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, encouraged his guests to continue defying the rulings of Israel’s Supreme Court, reported the online Orthodox Jewish news agency Kikar HaShabbat.
Rabbi Amar slammed the court for its encroachment into rabbinical and halakhic affairs, explaining that the authorities start off small in order to lull the Jewish people into a state of contentment before assaulting more major pillars of faith. “They didn’t start with desecrating Shabbat or the biblical feasts, and they certainly didn’t start with approving intermarriage,” he noted. “They start with matters that they (and most other secular Israelis) see as minor, so that...
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