On the other hand...
אם מעיני העדה נעשתה בשגגה
I hope it is b'shegagah. I am afraid not. Several rabbis I respected signed this call. My respect for them is now diminished.
1. Am Yisroel has more pressing issues. Most Chilonim don't understand this (I don't either! - I don't see how this adds to Ahavas or Yiras Hashem). Go expend your efforts and resources on kiruv levavos l'avihem she'ba'shomayim in Tel Aviv, Haifa and secular communities. Certainly do not hazard turning them off by activities that they cannot understand!
2. For every oleh b'taharah there are numerous Israeli security personnel who have no such awareness who are compelled to go up to protect them - not to mention extreme nationalists who put nationalism before taharah. How many chiyuvei kareis are you willing to generate for your agenda?
3. Rav Kook zt"l down to Rav Shapira zt"l - and many along the way - Gedolei Yisroel well above the "pay grade" of any of the signators - have reaffirmed the ban enacted by Rabbonei Yerushalayim on the ascent to HhB. This entire effort is a diminishes the authority of Gedolei Torah and the Rabbinate.
4. Who in their right mind would take the most minute chance of being the proximate cause of the death of a three-month old girl born to childless parents after 13 years of marriage? Of the death of four righteous souls, one of them a Gadol b'Torah v'Avodah in his own right? Who themselves would never have a hava amina to ascend to HhB? You are not putting your own lives (only, if at all) on the line. How can you sleep at night?
Woe to us that THIS is the issue on which so many rabbis find it appropriate and imperative to sign at this point in our history. (And we wonder why we have so many noshrim?)
קריאת רבנים בעד עלייה בטהרה להר הבית
על רקע ההתקפות נגד העולים להר הבית, למעלה מ-50 רבני הציונות הדתית פרסמו מכתב חיזוק לעולים להר.רעות הדר
אתר החדשות שלך