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Rabbi Eliezer Melamed Gets Ultimatum

Friday December 11, 2009 8:18 AM - 6 Comments

rabbi-eliezer-melamedRabbi Eliezer Melamed has been told he must unequivocally condemn, by Sunday, IDF insubordination by religious soldiers or face harsh consequences.

 

Rabbi Melamed, who heads Yeshiva Har Bracha , met with Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai last night in the wake of recent displays of insubordination by religious soldiers that stirred a row nationwide.

During the meeting, which lasted about an hour and a half, Vilnai demanded that Rabbi Melamed condemn disobedience, as other hesder yeshiva rabbonim did recently.

At the end of the meeting, Rabbi Melamed asked for several days to examine the issue. However, the deputy defense minister demanded an answer by this coming Sunday.

 ”We can’t have a situation where IDF soldiers think they have an additional source of authority to look up to in addition to their military commander,” Vilnai told Rabbi Melamed .

Should Rabbi Melamed refuse to make a clear declaration, his yeshiva’s special arrangement with the army may be revoked.

Hesder yeshivas offer their members the opportunity to learn Torah while performing a shortened military service.

Sources at the yeshiva said that last night’s meeting was pleasant and was held in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

“The positions were cleared up in a to-the-point manner while some issues still need to be clarified and will be clarified soon, possibly in another meeting,” the yeshiva’s statement said.

{Ynet/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}

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6 Responses to “Rabbi Eliezer Melamed Gets Ultimatum”

1. Comment from Israel is REAL
Time December 11, 2009 at 10:24 AM

When will the Defense Ministry give an ultimatum to the Left Wing lecturers, professors and administrators at the University level. Leave our rabbanim alone to teach toras hashem.

2. Comment from dash
Time December 11, 2009 at 10:27 AM

” ”We can’t have a situation where IDF soldiers think they have an additional source of authority to look up to in addition to their military commander,” Vilnai told Rabbi Melamed . ”

I don’t know the story here, but this seems to say it all.

3. Comment from Bennie613
Time December 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM

#1 has an excellent point. Certainly, soldiers cannot defy orders. However whether from the right or left anti-goverment actions need to be monitored for the fine line between appropriate dissent or protest to sedition or political sabotage.

Yet, a government calling upon its military to carry out operations against its own law abiding civilian population is just immoral.

4. Comment from Chaim
Time December 12, 2009 at 11:50 PM

Hopefully the so-called religious zionists will now realize the folly of their ways; as Gedolei Yisroel ZT’L have long pointed out.

5. Comment from Anonymous
Time December 13, 2009 at 4:05 AM

There is no government which is above the governance of G-d. Absolutely none.

6. Comment from David
Time December 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM

We are proud of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, his refusal to justify injustice on behalf of political obedience is a pure kidush Hashem. That attitude comes directly from Israel’s prophets.

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