Judge Tzvi Tal: The Press Is Responsible For Anti-Chareidi Incitement

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israeli-judge-ret-tzvi-talIsraeli Judge (ret.) Tzvi Tal said today that he was sorry to hear that IAF Chief Rabbi Rav Moshe Ravad had resigned from stewardship of a program for chareidi soldiers. “If it’s true then it’s too bad,” he told Voice of Israel radio, “because it’s a shame that a great effort that was made to bring chareidim into the army and the workforce will go down the drain.”

Tal, who headed a committee that was charged with setting the ground rules for chareidi-secular relations, added: “I think this matter of women’s singing is strange. No one forbids women’s singing. There is a group that thinks that for religious reasons, it must not listen to women’s singing. So why force it upon them? Why do the ‘knights’ of freedom of expression and the ‘knights’ of minority rights want to force this upon a minority?”

“With a little common sense, we can round off corners instead of sharpening them,” he said. “A soldier who does not want to hear the singing can say that he needs to go to the restroom and he can be excused. The media incites and the public follows the media like a herd – until every small stupid thing that a private citizen does is discussed in the government cabinet session.”

The interviewer asked him if it was not important that women be allowed to sing in the army. He sounded annoyed when he answered: “Who said that they must not sing? Let them sing until they are blue in the face. This reminds me of the Middle Ages when they forced Jews to listen to debates between Christian theologians. So the Jews came to the debates with earplugs. Why force a person to listen to singing if he does not want to? Why not use some common sense?”

“Let’s say that another minority in the army says that it refuses to hear women’s singing – the Druze or Circassians, for instance. Will anyone force it upon them? Does service in the IDF compel people to listen to singing? Service in the IDF demands self-sacrifice. And this, these soldiers are willing to give.”

Tal told his interviewer directly that the press is responsible for the sorry situation by inciting and inflating the stories about individual chareidim‘s misbehavior. He asked the interviewer, as a member of the press, to “lower the flames” of incitement.

Read more: Israel National News

{Israel National News/Matzav.com Newscenter}

12 COMMENTS

  1. Your title is disengenious to the content of the article and it is obvious that your title is designed to incite hate of the Israeli media.

    Let’s just stick to the content which is worthwhile

  2. O how much we need more judges like tal out there. There’s no other minority that encounters so much criticisim for their beliefs as the charedim, plenty of muslim laws seem to discriminate against women, and their beliefs really are with hatred towards women in mind, but who cares? There’s a deep feeling of jealousy towards the frum. I wonder why, could somebody enlighten me?

  3. #4

    Did you read the article?

    “Tal told his interviewer directly that the PRESS IS RESPONSIBLE for the sorry situation by inciting and inflating the stories about individual chareidim¬ís misbehavior.”

  4. Any Jew who would intentionally place a yellow star of david on their clothing to protest a jewish experience in their lifetime is referred to now as a “Cheeb”.

  5. hey number 4: “Tal told his interviewer directly that the press is responsible for the sorry situation by inciting and inflating the stories about individual chareidim¬ís misbehavior”

  6. Someone should tell the slew of repugnant bloggers that they, too, are responsible for inciting both the Israeli public and the international public against chareidim. They are the biggest Rodfim in the world.

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