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Monday, March 10, 2008

I really wonder what happened behind the scenes : who was up in arms? Richard HAAS of the CFR? Richard Joel? Did they give him a quick lesson in politically correct speech:" our CFR colleague Olmert is beyond criticism"?

Rabbi Apologizes for Remarks

3 Adar Bet 5768, 10 March 08 09:30

( Rabbi Hershel Schachter, the Dean of Yeshiva University, has apologized for remarks he made during a talk in Jerusalem last week.  During the talk Rabbi Schachter told students to consider what tasks they would be asked to carry out as soldiers before enlisting in the IDF.  "If the army is going to destroy Gush Katif, there's no mitzvah [commandment] to destroy the Land of Israel," the rabbi explained.

If the government planned to order the army to divide Jerusalem, he said, "I would tell everyone to resign from the army—I would tell them to shoot the prime minister."  Rabbi Schachter's remark drew laughter from his audience, and the rabbi later explained that the remark was "not meant seriously."  The remark does not represent his true views, which include "respect for representatives of the Jewish government and the state of Israel," he said.


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